Tereza Zelenkova was born in Ostrava, Czech Republic.
Lives and works in London where she graduated in Photographic Arts at the University of Westminster and did an MA in Photography at the Royal College of Art.
Dani was invited to the preview of her new solo show, THE ABSENCE OF MYTH, at the Project Space in Haggerston on Friday the 18th of October.
This project is in part inspired by Georges Bataille who has influenced Zelenkova’s work in many ways.
She shoots in black and white; time does not exist, the present fuses with the past and vice versa.
The absence of myth in an era where everyone wants to be a MYTH!
What struck Dani in this show is the simplicity of it. It felt like looking at a private photo album, but where the images are mostly uninhabited and still.
Where Freud’s special chair and glasses left on the papers say it all.
Where you can see the sun in the beautiful horse’s eye with ery long eyelashes. ( Black sun, 2011 )
Where the sea simply takes you to eternity.
” ETERNITY, IT IS THE SEA GONE WITH THE SUN”
Please go and visit this heart opening installation.
4-17 Frederick Terrace
London, E8 4EW
19 October-23 November 2013
“NIGHT IS ALSO A SUN, AND THE ABSENCE OF MYTH IS ALSO A MYTH: THE COLDEST, THE PUREST, THE ONLY TRUE MYTH”
The sea, the masses of water pushed towards me by the waves that caress the land in that endless violent act of love, always attracted me by its roughness, the unpredictable nature of this vast nothingness that is the ocean. Eternity, it is the sea gone with the sun, Arthur Rimbaud wrote. These words, engraved in my memory like incoming tide on the face of cliffs, resonate within me, surfacing from the depths of my memory every time I find myself on the coast. Such an impossible proposition yet describing so accurately what our mind cannot comprehend. Like sea, “poetry leads us to eternity, it leads us to death, and through death to continuity”.*
– Georges Bataille, Eroticism-
SEA COAST, ABERYSTWYTH, WALES 2013