Changing, it rests
Draakoni galerii, Tallinn
Photos, miniature installations
Nothing is as it seems at first glance, it is all out of proportions, upside down, or just impossible. Kristiina Hansen makes this happen through photo and installations. Small becomes large or large becomes small, the portraits are upside down, hidden or absurd. And the tools for sorting it all out, through rules (of nature or of chess, represented by a chess token and bird feathers), measuring (represented by the angle ruler) all fall short of the gold-on-the-hook installation. We strive to understand, but just end up as more confused. Small bits of gold fall to the floor, and we will never be able to repair it as it was. We are in a game of chess that we are bound to lose. Or win.
In the right side installation a piece of gold leaf is hanging on a fish hook. A fan is blowing up from the base, making the gold tremble constantly, and even som bits have fallen to the floor.