Ophelia Bakowski

Utopian Tongues 

curated by Jake Treacy

Likesympathetic magic, transcendental experiences are lived and conveyed throughthe ambiguity of the photograph, as encountered in the work of Ophelia Bakowski.Investigating the unseen and the unheard, these works converse with identityand healing, forming communion with the sacred and the unknown self. Here thelens of the camera becomes a sensitive conduit to prolong a sublime moment, apotential connection to personal utopia. Reconciliation with self echoes outfrom the video as it lapses upon itself, like a silver tongue that foreverrepeats golden moments to attain wellness. Meanwhile, the lick of curvaceouspaper speaks of shared spiritual encounter, offered up as gregarious communalparticipation, with always more to unfold.

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