Land of Good: sHe #1, 2014

Land of Good: sHe #1, 2014

Land of Good: sHe #2, 2014

Land of Good: sHe #2, 2014

Land of Good: sHe #3, 2014

Land of Good: sHe #3, 2014

Land of Good: sHe #4, 2015

Land of Good: sHe #4, 2015

Land of Good: sHe #5, 2015

Land of Good: sHe #5, 2015

Land of Good: sHe #6, 2015

Land of Good: sHe #6, 2015

Land of good: she #1-#3, 2014

Land of good: she #1-#3, 2014

Art

Land of Good: sHe (2014-2016)

Kova has conceived multimedia canvases, video’s and video installations, completing the series one from her Land of Good project, called: sHe. 

The mission of sHe is to examine female roles in different societies throughout today’s “modern” world as seen through the eyes of the artist. Kova’s visual depictions of femininity take viewers around the globe to observe cultural backgrounds as well as contemporary identity  of womanhood, within the complex structure of our male-driven world.

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Using new media and audio-visual technologies, Kova projects her works on to canvases coated with textiles. Layering canvases with regional fabrics fashioned to allude to different cultures, she then superimposes sound and video bringing to life the many voices and identities of modern woman. Her fabric choices and panel construction methods are meant to imbue subtle underlying messages: the choice of denim in a shape of a T-shirt suggests a unisex culture, symbolising a certain state of womanhood. 

 

Enigma of gender-asymmetry is inspiring the artist to go on a journey - to travel the world in search for the answers. On a first-hand account, Kova researches by meeting and observing women of different cultures and social classes in search for the source of social duality.

It is through pure artistry that Kova developed her hunger for social knowledge into an exciting complex study of various theories of social systems.
Inspired by the inner-polarity within every “brick” of our society, Kova searches for recognition of duality within the individual and portrays cultural symbols resembling some of those theories.

Living in the world where everything gets measured, examined and then compared, the artist asks herself: Is it possible to calculate the right yin-yang ratio within a certain human being? If yes, then what would be the ideal rate? And what would be the desirable rate within the artist herself? If humans can measure the temperature on Mars, can we also measure such an important ratio within ourselves? And if we could, how much yang and how much yin you need to have within each person? How do these contrary forces actually complement, interconnect and give rise to each other as they interrelate to one another?

“Land of Good” is the reflection of an age-old duel between male and female, right and wrong, light and dark, silence and noise. This duality is physically created by utilizing white oil-painted textile placed on top of the black acrylic-painted canvas. Composed with a keen cinematic contrast between moving and steady images, balancing between calmness and clutter in the music-mixing.