Killing Time

Killing time has to do with occuping the vacuum of waiting, an attempt to overcome boredom. Angie Hicks casts a wry glance at the all too familiar elements of everyday life. Banal actions is repeated ad absurdum and everyday objects are immortalized in an exaggeratedly ennobling way.
Exhibition duration:
18-04-2008 - 18-05-2008
Medium:
Photography, video
Title:
Killing Time
Artist:
Angie Hicks
Water is emptied onto the kitchen floor. Normally we would mop it up and let the floor dry, while we concentrate on other more pressing tasks at hand. But Angie Hicks holds our attention on the banal process of drying. She directs her camera towards pauses, which normally just have to be gotten over with, her work drawing out the waiting, so that everyday, small situations are presented with renewed humour and poetry.
It has often been remarked that photography kills time because it halts it. In Angie Hicks’ photo- and video works the opposite is the case: here time is extended. Killing time also means to occupy the vacuum of waiting, an attempt to overcome boredom. But instead KILLING TIME focuses on an 'in-between time' thus checking our norms for energy and efficiency.
In three video pieces and a series of photographs Angie Hicks casts a wry glance at the all too familiar elements of everyday life, as when she allows banal actions to be repeated ad absurdum and immortalizes everyday objects in an exaggeratedly ennobling way.
KILLING TIME offers us a new and surprising perspective on emptiness and the humdrum.

Angie Hicks (f. 1974) studied art at the Byam Shaw School of Art and Photography, The Royal College of Art, London. She is the recipient of many prizes and has exhibited, amongst others, in Lithuania, Austria and London.

KILLING TIME is Angie Hicks’ first exhibition in Denmark.

Opening, followed by an Artist Talk: Thursday the 17th of April 4 - 7 pm.

The exhibition is supported by the British Council.