Gestures on portrayal Luther Konadu
From November 4 to December 18 2021
The exhibition Gestures on Portrayal is a presentation of the ongoing documentary project Figure as Index, which Luther Konadu started in 2015. Constantly fed and reworked (through strategies such as collage, the use of text and re-photography), this ensemble with undefined boundaries seeks in the photographic capture of the portrait and in the physicality of the image, the emergence of personal and collective identities. Yet, it is in a spatial deployment that the work takes on its full dimension, reconfiguring the viewer's relationship to the photograph. "The manipulation of framing and dimension creates a spatial effect leading the viewer's body to orchestrate movement differently, not a movement dependent on passive viewing, but one that is necessary for immersion and active looking.
*Excerpt from "Here", a text by curator Nasrin Himada originally published in Camerawork (2021), a digital publication about Luther Konadu's art practice co-produced by Hamilton Artists Inc. and Images Festival. Visit: theinc.ca/publications.