Monday, February 26, 2007

Playspace Exhibition: Franziska and Sophia Hoffmann: (Un)familiar Spaces

Franziska and Sophia Hoffmann: (Un)familiar Spaces
PLAySPACE exhibition
Thursday, March 8, 2007

Wednesday, March 7–Friday, March 24, 2007
Wed, Thur, Sat noon–3pm

‘(...) I welcome the transience, alienation and discontinuities, and its unashamed response to the pressures of speed, disposability and the instant impulse.' J. G. Ballard, The Ultimate Departure Lounge (1997)

Transitory spaces or non-spaces are where we spend great amounts of time. They are an amalgam of public and private, pockets offering interaction as well as seclusion, these spaces are the backdrop of our lives. These unresolved fields through which our bodies pass are simultaneously familiar and strange, full of nostalgia and surprise.

In their collaborative body of work, sisters Franziska and Sophia Hoffmann illuminate this under-perceived spaces. While investigating the space between A and B they reflect on their own origins and positions within familiar structures and the new, exotic, and unfamiliar discoveries that this investigation yields. The sisters from Germany have been working on collaborative projects since 2003 next to their individual body of work. They both work in various mediums including installation, photography, book-art and film. Together as much as on their own, their work is deeply committed to the sites and spaces connected with nostalgia, regionalism, origin, and family bonds, as well as transit, travel, passages, the strange and the in-between.

PLAySPACE Gallery at CCA

I111 Eighth Street
San Francisco

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This exhibition is supported by the Goethe-Institut San Francisco.

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