Home (Pictures of Memories)


"In an attempt to explore the concept of home and homeliness of a certain place Tina Umer takes out to create contemporary photographic view of Slovenian Istria, a remote region where she lived as a child and youngster. She thus tends to recreate her own visual imprint of the area. The images seem like an echo of her childhood, charged with emotions and memories of specific events or special places. The photographs are then composed into total installation that wishes to remain playful and indistinct (like memories and emotions usually are) even though still consistent. Umer's view of the region is therefore a very specific and intimate one, much different from idealised tourist presentations promoting Adriatic coast and local wine routes."
Miha Colner