Photography Exhibition Gracing University’s New Online Gallery

April 7, 2011 | Zoltan Arva-Toth | Photographers | 0 Comments |
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Two ongoing series of photography work by Katja Hock and Jed Hoyland are featuring in Nottingham Trent University’s new online exhibition space, Wall5. Katja Hock, a senior lecturer in photography at the university, is showing a series of woodland landscapes, based on her childhood memories of an area close to the border between Germany and Holland. Jed Hoyland, also a senior lecturer in photography, presents a collection of photographs of objects, arranged on a mantelpiece in a home. The exhibitions can be viewed online at the website below.

Website: Wall5

Nottingham Trent University Press Release

Photography exhibition gracing university’s new online gallery

Two ongoing series of photography work by Katja Hock and Jed Hoyland are featuring in Nottingham Trent University’s new online exhibition space, Wall5. The artists, based in the university’s School of Art and Design, are showcasing their work at http://www.wall5.org.uk as part of Stillness / Silence / Arrangements.

Katja Hock, a senior lecturer in photography at the university, is showing a series of woodland landscapes, based on her childhood memories of an area close to the border between Germany and Holland. A once fairy tale setting, a world of security and innocence, is now interwoven with knowledge of it as a possible place of violence and atrocity.

Walking through woodlands and returning to already photographed scenes, her work invites the viewer to linger, remain and spend time with the images, creating a relationship between the photographs and the viewer’s imagination. The eye wanders between the scenes, acknowledging the reappearance of shapes, each slightly different to then ones seen before, reminding of time passed. 

“It’s what happens in between the photographs, how the viewer fills in the gaps, that makes the picture,” said Katja.

Jed Hoyland, also a senior lecturer in photography, presents a collection of photographs of objects, arranged on a mantelpiece in a home. In this domestic setting objects reappear, taking on different qualities and relationships with one another, yet each remaining a silent self-possessed character. The objects waited to be photographed and now wait again, they become enigmatic. Time has paused.

Jed Hoyland said: “We are presented with two seemingly different exhibitions, with each opening up its own world to be entered into. Within the space of Wall5, these exhibitions enter into a dialogue with the other and with the viewer. Each exhibition grounds itself in traditions, which are the staples of photographic history and practice; one presents the landscape, the other, still-life.”

Wall5 hosts a different exhibition every few months, carefully curated around research work taking place across the university. The previous exhibition, The Sights/Site of Badminton Horse Trials, looked at rural fashion in situ and contained text and images reflecting the clothing worn, exhibited, traded and consumed at the prestigious equestrian event, the Badminton Horse Trials. It was organised by Fields of Fashion, a rural lifestyle research cluster in the School of Art and Design.


Photo: Katja Hock



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