Overview participating exhibitions

Der Aa-kerk
2017

Der Aa-kerk

Daniel Kariko

SUBURBAN SYMBIOSIS: INSECTUM DOMESTICUS (2011-2017)

No matter how much we try to keep nature outdoors, insects will always find their way back indoors. In SUBURBAN SYMBIOSIS: INSECTUM DOMESTICUS, Daniel Kariko examines the expansion of the human habitat in the suburbs by means of enormous portraits of the housemates we often take no notice of. The presence of the insects is the natural by-product of our occupation of their natural habitat. Kariko composed his images from a number of recordings made by ascanning electron microscope and a stereoscopic microscope. With the right adjustment of lighting and by making use of small reflectors, Kariko achieves the portrait effect, inspired by seventeenth century Dutch master painters.

Land
2010

Land

Daniel Kariko

Daniel J. Kariko

You see them everywhere along the freeways in the interior of Florida: billboards announcing the construction of idyllic housing projects. Alas, the beautiful pictures on them have little to do with the reality of the abandoned, unfinished instant communities. The dreams were smashed to smither-eens during the housing crisis of 2007. Kariko’s aerial photographs of the construction projects ex-pose the destruction and desperation: we see the negative effects that the projects have had on the surrounding agricultural land, and the curious absence of construction equipment among the unfin-ished homes. Back on earth, inside the bounds of the planned communities, the visitor could imag-ine himself in a post-apocalyptic landscape, where nature is slowly repossessing what was previ-ously stolen from her.

  • SPECULATION WORLD (United States, 2008-2009)

    You see them everywhere along the freeways in the interior of Florida: billboards announcing the construction of idyllic housing projects. Alas, the beautiful pictures on them have little to do with the reality of the abandoned, unfinished instant communities. The dreams were smashed to smither-eens during the housing crisis of 2007. Kariko’s aerial photographs of the construction projects ex-pose the destruction and desperation: we see the negative effects that the projects have had on the surrounding agricultural land, and the curious absence of construction equipment among the unfin-ished homes. Back on earth, inside the bounds of the planned communities, the visitor could imag-ine himself in a post-apocalyptic landscape, where nature is slowly repossessing what was previ-ously stolen from her.

  • SPECULATION WORLD (United States, 2008-2009)

  • SPECULATION WORLD (United States, 2008-2009)

  • SPECULATION WORLD (United States, 2008-2009)

  • SPECULATION WORLD (United States, 2008-2009)

Biography

Daniel Kariko (Yugoslavia, 1976) emigrated to the United States in 1994, where he gained his Bachelor’s degree at the Nicholls State University in Louisiana, and his Masters of Fine Arts at the Arizona State University. Kariko is particularly concerned with the use and loss of land, and geopolitical and ecological questions relating to this. Kariko is a senior university lecturer at the East Carolina University in Greenville. His series Speculation World was exhibited at the Noorderlicht Photo Festival Land in 2010.

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Land - Country Life in the Urban Age

Land - Country Life in the Urban Age

Price EUR 15,00