Peephole VOL1 is part of an ongoing photo project by the artists Tine Isachsen and Sara Tanderø who lives and works in Oslo, Norway. Educated at respectively The Oslo National Academy of the Arts, Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design London, School of Visual Arts New York, and ESAG Paris. We have worked together as an artist duo with this project since 2010. Our work explores the relationship between staged photography, film and performance. Photographs from the series have been part of several exhibitions in Norway and New York.
Peephole is a play with the perception of identity seen trough the eyes of both the photographer and the performer.
Identity is something layered and often concealed. We make series of portraits where the face is hidden behind masks or props. By doing this our characters take on a life of their own and you get the feeling you are spying on these characters and their secret everyday life.
Our characters seem to be almost out of reach as they are hiding their faces, the only thing that can identify us. The masks and costumes make it difficult to see if the characters are real or not, dead or alive, human or object. You could say our women are lost in kind of in between state. They are trying to reveal themselves but their identity remains hidden in order to tell a story.
In this project we have used footage from both a SLR camera and the iPhone. We use both high and low tech this to get the expression that is typical of a lot the Gifs that are on social media today. We use repetition and high speed to give our characters a nervous feeling, like they are stuck forever doing the same movements over an over again. We want to make surreal scenes from everyday life turning reality into an unreal universe.
July-August 2014- Terrible Beauty, The Educational Alliance Art Gallery,
Curated by David Gibson. One photograph.
February 2014 - 3 Years + 3 Days , NOosphereArts, New York, USA, Group Exhibition,
Curated by Jeff Koan Baysa, 3 photographs, no-in-nyc.org
September – October 2013 - The Annual National Exhibition of the Visual Arts,
Høstutstillingen, Kunstnernes Hus, Oslo, 1 photograph. Curated by Nils Olav Bøe,
Stefan Schröder Gunvor Nervold Antonsen Shwan Dler Qaradaki, Kjetil Kausland and
June 2013 - BESTIARY, Smartclothes Gallery New York, USA, Group Exhibition,
Curated by Paul Bridgewater. 3 photographs, smartclothesgallery.com,
March 2013 – NOo Sphere Arts, New York - I am My World, curated by David Gibson
3 photographs no-in-nyc.org
April – Oct. 2011 – Ostlandsutstillingen - Akershus Artcenter, Bølgen, Artcenter and
Artbank Hamar, Norway,
2 photographs ostlandsutstillingen.no
August 2011 – Fotografiens dag - Preus Photo museum Horten, Norway
February 2011- Tjuvholmen, Oslo. Pop Up exhibition "Playhideandseek" 12 photographs
January 2010 - Cyan Photo Gallery, Oslo, 1 photograph cyanstudio.no
More info about this project at: playhideandseek.no