OSL Contemporary 16.11 – 22.12.17
From left: 1:Стансы – Красницы / Stance – Krasnitsy. 2017 || 2:Стансы – Поляны / Stance – Poliany. 2017 || 3: Стансы – КАВГОЛОВO / Stance – Kavgolovo. 2017
The time of year is important: every scenery is covered in snow. The snow changes the landscape’s atmosphere, covering it in a veil, erasing the horizon and removing most identifying marks. Roads and paths disappear, transforming the environment to a vast, tranquil mass. The usual traces of people in Bovo’s photographs have disappeared as the snow covers the echoes of human intervention, creating an abstract and poetic air. Remaining truthful to the landscape she sees, Bovo shows a Europe marked by the communist and post-communist era, neither taking part in the same history nor the same reality as the rest of the Western world.