Safe Space / Oasis of Hypersensitivity solo show at TOBE Gallery, Budapest, Hungary2017
Safe space is a mysterious modern construction. A paradox evolving from both physical and virtual realities. A relaxation zone of the Foucauldian hero autonomously pursuing spirituality through caring for herself and for others to change the world. An oasis of hypersensitivity where emotional logic takes shelter from critical reflexion for a meditation retreat. Autoimmunity to the visions of our befallen distorted future. A brave new hybrid illusion of a revolution or defence mechanism, an automated echo chamber of its own desires, tensions, fantasies, insecurities, reality and fears. With her first solo show, Szilvia Bolla creates an analogy between the notion of safe space and emergent discourses within abstract photography. As an attempt to divorce from constructed dimensions, she challenges the transitional phases of detachment, or merely their illusion. The artworks are hybrid entities somewhere between image, object and space dwelling in the gallery environment. Pulsating from the fears and desires of their own mysterious existence, they oscillate between questions of material and immaterial, visible and invisible, fantasy and reality.
I may not have been correct with the mediumphysically, emotionally, politically.But I am here being correct with you.
I can’t promise you infinite tranquillityor excitement.I can’t embrace your insecurities,ideologies,your desiresor fears.
I can’t promise you anything,but I’m here with you in this oasis.I won’t hurt youunder this safe aura,but you may hurt yourself.