Marte Aas

Close to Home (1998)

In the Norwegian Marte Aas´photographs, time seems to "stand still". Her ongoing series Close to Home consists of suspended moments from everyday events, settings and situations. There is nothing spectacular about these pictures. Nothing sensational, nothing dramatic.
In one of her videos, which can be described as belonging to this series of photographs, we see a football pitch in a park on the outskirts of Oslo. Suddenly, in the drizzling rain, someone runs across the pitch, and then vanishes into a clump of trees. The action is repeated over and over again in a video loop. Time, once again, seems to "stand still".
Read the rest of the article by John Peter Nilsson (NU: The Nordic Art Review no. 1, 1999.)

The Objective Voyeur –Reflections on the series "Close to Home" and "Common Green"
Read article by Anne Karin Jortveit

Marte Aas
Close to Home #1, c-print, 100x150cm
Marte Aas
Close to Home #2, 100 x140cm
Marte Aas
Close to Home #3, c-print, 100x150cm
Marte Aas
Close to Home #4, 100 x140cm
Marte Aas
Close to Home #7, 100 x140cm
Marte Aas
UKS Biennial 1998, Henie Onstad Art Center
Marte Aas
UKS Biennial 1998, Henie Onstad Art Center