Archival Pigment Print
22 x 40 inches
I’m in the Wrong Film Series
BIO: Hans Gindlesberger’s projects span photography, video, and installation and have been exhibited widely in exhibitions, festivals, and screenings, including; Galleri Image (Aarhus, Denmark), Gallery 44 (Toronto), Jen Bekman Projects (New York), Voies Off Photography Festival (Arles, France), and the International Symposium on Electronic Art (Albuquerque), among many others. His most recent projects have taken him to Germany to create a series of imagined architectures and to South Korea, where he used historical photographic processes to depict the psychological imprint of the monsoon season. Gindlesberger is Assistant Professor of Digital Imaging in the School of Visual Arts at Virginia Tech. He earned his MFA in Photography from the State University of New York at Buffalo in 2006. www.gindlesberger.com
STATEMENT: I’m in the Wrong Film is a colloquialism spoken when one’s surroundings have taken on a disconcerting, fictitious quality. In this series, the experience of individual dislocation the phrase describes is applied more broadly, in articulating the collective loss of identity that permeates the rural and post-industrial landscape of America. Each tableau manifests the psychology of a transient character and constructed environments suggestive of Middle America. The performance, narratives, and structure of these photographs reveal themselves to be ineffectual; compounding upon one another in describing both the desire and the absurdity in attempting to recover a sense of belonging in a time of dislocation.