There is nothing new under the sun; Uncanny Valley
There’s something truly raw in Kata Geibl’s photographs. Noticeable by her agility on sending a tough message trough a dry image, which is something strongly present in two of her projects. Geibl is an artist that really pays attention to the interaction between humans and planet and the way that one influences the reaction of the other.
There is nothing new under the sun (2019-) tries to gather idiosyncrasies of the current world, addressing the Anthropocene and the Zeitgeist without even noticing: addressing by not addressing. The artist admits that she never had the desire to give answers to the public, instead she had the desire to raise questions that allow reflecting on the repetition of our times: “By juxtaposing the melting glaciers of Dachstein, animals under human control, almost Greek god -like athletes a narrative of our new age unfolds through the images “, so there is indeed nothing new under the sun.
In Uncanny Valley (2017), Kata clarifies that the title of his project comes from the scientific term associated with the humans’ fear of robotic figures who resemble the them, and admits that she was inspired by the film Solaris by Tarkovsky. During her stay in Finland, for half an year, the photographer wonders if the future is what we are now living, rather than a projection.
All images: http://www.katageibl.com