Question of believe
installation, roses fraîches, pièce avec entrée unique
You make my head turn around
vidéo-animation (4:3), couleur, muet, 3’40“
The work of Nelly Massera deals with mental cliche, which we all use while living,
loving, writing letters or just thinking.
She likes installations, which allow the viewer an independent search, in order ti
find links between particular elements, demanding autonomous decisions, or even
courage. Thus, she shows a projection made of swiftly-changing animated pictures,
which magnified (reinforced and compressed) are projected onto a gallery
wall, where, at the same time, the floor is covered with roses. The projection of
hardly recognizable colorful images (pictures from magazines?) called «You make
my head turn around», throws viewers off balance. They cannot be sure what
they actually seen, all that is left are semi conscious impressions.
Nelly Massera also plays our unconscious motivations in the installation «Question
of belief». The blood-red roses create a scented carpet on the gallery floor, leaving
visitors with no option but to step on them. the only choice left is whether to
tread on the red or green part of the flowers...
Ania Mitus - BWA gallery