BLUE EN TRANCE

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Installation view (1/6), Luca School of Arts, Brussels 2018

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Young people were painted in blue light in a nightclub's smoking room. I made portraits of them. Strangely disconnected from my surroundings, I felt blue. Looking around, my peers literally represented that feeling. As I made the images with my phone-camera, the low quality images accentuated the haziness of the moment. Especially when printing them on large format paper.

 

Added to the blue series are clear photographs I made on a long walk on vacation. They carry blueness in a metaphorical way. An empty swimming pool, a man watching waves break, a woman's back turned towards me.  A feeling, a mood, a sense of melancholy.

Combining both interpretations of blueness result in the harmonious contradiction of night and day, darkness and light, fear and hope. 

 

Blue photographs: Antwerp, 2018

Clear photographs: Greece, 2017

©Aline Kraus