Exhibition film about the work of Cooper & Gorfer for their most recent show:
I KNOW NOT THESE MY HANDS, 2017
Seamlessly navigating between image and anecdotes, I Know Not These My Hands, speaks of the human aspects of love, loss and identity.
In their 5th Volume the artists Sarah Cooper and Nina Gorfer scrutinize the ubiquitous traces a troubled history leaves on the human mind. Based on a travel to northwestern Argentina, Cooper and Gorfer investigate questions of identity through interviews and photographic meetings with people from different levels within the Argentinian society and adjacent lands. Reflections on migration, de-colonialization and more recent political turmoil, surface throughout the book’s notes and dialogues and manifest in the narrative and poetic imagery so indicative of Cooper and Gorfer's work.
Cooper & Gorfer comprises the artists Sarah Cooper (US, 1974) and Nina Gorfer, (AT, 1979). The artist duo is known for their distinct painterly hybrid aesthetics. Thematically, their work often revolves around issues of cultural identity.
Produced by Fotografiska with Cooper & Gorfer
Edited by Conny Fridh