Early Picture is Roma Pas’ semi-spatial remake of an early picture by Auguste Rosalie Bisson depicting a snow expedition on the Mont-Blanc (1861). The first steps in the snow and on the mountain also symbolize the first steps in photography. The relief and the walls are covered with the backsides of photo paper, reading “Kodak Xtralife, Kodak Xtralife, Kodak Xtralife….” The silhouettes of the climbers are replaced by silhouettes of the artist. Says Pas, “My works are lyrical, archetypical reinterpretations of media signals…. Although I often use flash programming, computer milling, lasering and 3D-modeling, this mainly leads to ‘unplugged’ versions of digital art: making a connection between the high tech possibilities that we have and the low tech that we are ourselves.”
This exhibition was made possible by the generous support of:
The Mondriaan Foundation
Kodak / Fidak
About the Artist
Roma Pas was born in Amsterdam in 1973. She studied fine art at the Gerrit Rietveld Academie (Amsterdam, NL) and since then has attended several residencies abroad at such places as Florence Trust (London, UK), Chinese European Art Center (Xiamen, China), The Cooper Union (New York, US) and The American Academy (Rome, Italy). Roma has recently held solo exhibitions at the Stedelijk Museum Bureau Amsterdam and Museum Het Domein as well as participated in group shows at Mass MoCA (US), Spacex, (UK), Arti et Amicitiae (NL), The Cooper Union (US) and Scala Mata in Venice, a satellite exhibition of the 53rd Venice Biennale.