India Ray: I stalk youu

7.3.2020. - 12. 4. 2020
Opening 6. 3. 2020, 18:00
Curator: Lukas Hofmann

Karlin Studios, Prvního pluku 2, Praha 8

We can mostly observe the output of Belarusian photographer Iryna Drahun (India Ray) in a manic sequence of stories on Instagram. In such a virtual environment, with her cell phone in hand, Iryna works most intuitively. In her efforts called #istalkyouu, she documents human beings whose gestures and behaviour derail from the ubiquitous post-totalitarian normativity. With an enormous amount of voyeuristic interest in inconspicuous reflexes and automatic rituals, and with a great deal of insolence, she seeks the slightest flashes of uniqueness in the streets of Prague.

Her work alone raises the question of the ethics of recording groups that are at times marginalized. The project will therefore analyze where the border between irony and post-irony, admiration and mockery is.