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Series of photographs (2008-ongoing)

Gesture

Dream Start , Bold Brave Blown Away, Loop, Red Carpet

>> Article about the series Red Carpet




Dream Start (2008)
Triptych, photographic prints
60x42cm (3x)




Bold Brave Blown Away (II)
Triptych, photographic prints
37x50/18x50/21x50cm (total 82x50cm)






Bold Brave Blown Away (III)
Polyptych, photographic prints
38x50/28x50/36x50/14x50cm (total 123x50cm)






Bold Brave Blown Away (I)
Triptych, photographic prints
16x50/ 50x50/ 28x50cm (total 102x50cm)





Loop III
Photographic print, 60x50cm


Loop II
Photographic print, 50x60cm


Loop I
Photographic print, 50x60cm





Red Carpet (I)
Photographic print, 80x60cm




Red Carpet (II)
Photographic print, 80x60cm




Red Carpet (VII)
Photographic print, 80x60cm





Red Carpet (VI)
Photographic print, 60x80cm





Red Carpet (II)
Photographic print, 80x60cm




Red Carpet (V)
Photographic print, 60x80cm





Red Carpet (IV)
Photographic print, 80x60cm



Red Carpet (2012)




by Tina Hage

The series Red Carpet is inspired by imagery in the media documenting the arrival of an official states person at an airport.
The gesture of laying down a red carpet is used here to mark the route taken by heads of state on formal occasions and expresses a special effort made by an nation showing their hospitality.
While everything in this ceremonial event remains in its normal state; the Astroturf with the white and yellow lines on the ground – it is the formal gesture of laying down a red carpet for sometimes less then 10 meters that transforms the context and location here. The temporary set up of a particular moment is what strikes me and which relates very much to photography: there is only a chosen frame which is visible in a photograph, everything out side this frame does not exist and is open to your imagination.
The work was first published in the magazine HESA inprint issue 20 in 2012.








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