“The Playground”

Photo exhibition by Jelena Ilić
February 11th - 20th, 2008 > opening at 19h

A series of photographs named “The Playground” was created during the years 2005 and 2006 from the author’s 17th floor flat. The picturesque quality of the playground attracted her attention, so for two years, she observed all the changes of various periods of a day and a year and made about a thousand photos. Some twenty photographs (140×100 cm and 100×70) and a video clip composed of them will be presented at the exhibition. “A view down onto the playground and the lawn with two trees caught my painter’s eye. Lines, spaces, rhythm, contrast… As if I was painting with a camera. By taking photographs I got interested in the variations caused by the part of the day, the changing seasons, the rain and the snow …  the changeability of the space that seemingly never changes…

I kept a record of the sometimes drastic and at other times barely visible differences. Since my family, my children, keep me permanently at home it was of utmost importance to me to witness these changes in an ordinary, seemingly never changing a life”.

Jelena Ilić