Gallery for New Media
Trine Lise Nedreaas (Norwegian, born 1972) works mainly in video, using a post-production process that gives her works, which are based on fictional elements, a documentary-like feeling. Yana and Noname, 2009, focuses on a silent interaction between a ventriloquist and her dummy that is both childlike and sinister. A powerful storyteller, Nedreaas uses elements of the bizarre to explore the human condition and the helplessness we can feel when attempting to accommodate and navigate the complexities of contemporary society. Societal forces have the ability to influence, or even manipulate, our everyday actions; Nedreaas aims to capture these moments of change.
About her working practice, which involves members of the public, Nedreaas has commented, “I focus on their talents and aspirations, and on their often unachieved desires and distant life goals. I advertise for people to film, or track down those I have heard of. I see myself as more of an active director than a passive documentary-maker in my approach, making people perform their specialty in very particular settings and ways.”
This exhibition was organized by Albright-Knox Curator for the Collection Holly E. Hughes.