sHe is the first series of videos, multimedia canvases and installations from Kova’s LAND of GOOD project.
The mission of sHe was 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.
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 cotton or silk in a traditional robe shape speaks about generational and regional clashes: provincial vs. cosmopolitan.
The serenity and calmness of the video vs. emotion-rich and intense sound-mix.
The dancer in the video imitates the motion of making cotton - the process that looks effortless, but requires intensity and sense of duty.
Available sizes: 70 cm x 90 cm; 120 cm x 90 cm
Medium: Acrylic on canvas, acrylic & oil on fabric (cotton), video loop (full HD) with sound
Edition of: 10