Liliane Eberle’s “Pain - Project”
“PAIN”: I want to know, what is the meaning of pain, I don’t mean the physical pain, I mean the soul pain… sometimes I feel it… I want to share my deep darkness, when I was feeling this type of pain. Once I start traveling without time, meeting people, praying in different religions, eating sweet and bitter in extreme dose that I never experience I am feeling that I am living more close to the understanding.
I don’t know why, but, I know that the pain has become a part of my life and my aesthetic sometimes, I feel that, I will add in it for ever. How is painful for the human being to feel lonely, while around him there are millions of persons, but he feels that they are invisible and the only thing, that he can see in his mind is the view of himself, sitting alone, his heart is bleeding but no one can see the heart. It’s so painful for the human being to need a shoulder where he can put his head when he is sad, or even a hand that remove his tears when he is crying, and at the end, find no one, it just a killing feeling of loneliness.
Every day we see images of pain on television as well as in newspapers. We are already used to such images; therefore, we are often not really aware of them and they are present in our eyes, mindless like a fantasy
I want to work in the moment when the hole meaning of life change because the presence of the shadows of pain. Alfredo Guzman, Dot Fiftyone Gallery - 2012
“PAIN” In einer Zusammenarbeit mit Lydaa - einer Non Profit Produktionsfirma in der Schweiz, die sich in Filmproduktionen mit Tabuthemen auseinandersetzt, konnte ich das Fotoprojekt “PAIN” realisieren und mich mit der Frage des Schmerzes auseinandersetzen. Tagtäglich sehen wir Bilder des Schmerzes im Fernsehen und in Zeitungen. Wir sind uns an diese Bilder bereits gewohnt, so dass wir diese oft nicht mehr wirklich wahrnehmen und sie ziehen wie ein Film, der nicht wirklich wahr ist, an uns vorbei.
Mit den Fotos “PAIN” möchte ich bewusst angstmachende Szenen nachstellen und damit den Schmerz künstlerisch inszeniert darstellen. Diese Bilder können niemals den Schmerz, den ein Mensch in diesem Moment wirklich durchleidet widerspiegeln. Vielleicht jedoch bringen uns diese Bilder dazu etwas mehr über den physischen und psychischen Schmerz den wir selber haben, oder ein Mensch ganz in unserer Nähe hat, nachzudenken und mitzufühlen.
“Universal Melancholy “ by Liliane Eberle. Por una Mirada neutral
In her second solo show in Miami, titled “Universal Melancholy”, the Swiss photographer Liliane Eberle presents her most recent work. In this new exhibition, she has focused on the visual documentation on her trips to: Tunisia, Morocco, Bali, Cuba and Cameroon.
Hidden beyond the lens of her camera, Liliane stands witness to the political and social issues that affect the daily life of the residents of those countries. Through Eberle’s photo series one discovers that a universal melancholy unites each of these countries in one common state of circumstance.
Day to day experience puts man in situations, which at times are difficult to interpret, thus making it a challenge to capture the complexity of developing life. Spontaneity, rhythm, movement, unconditionalness, nature, sensuality, and the present, are the conditions set to launch this show. The perception of external objects is easy at first glance, but the essence of a movement that emanates from the inside out is requires a certain degree of concentration. In other words, virtues are created with practice, and in turn are nourished when immediate material conditions do not affect the characteristics of the being. This work has a clear role in which it distances itself from the superficiality and the whirlwind, and enters the inner world, taking us to the threshold where we begin to be able to discover, and make good use of substantial wealth. Without external intervention of miseries, weaknesses, and the coordinates of time and space, a sample of spiritual value is never passive. This raises the heart and mind to a level that allows us to be lead towards an inner journey, freeing us from a distracted life, plunging us into a world of meaning from which it is easier to read the essence and content, deactivating immediate reality, evoking only the resonance of the soul.
In her own words, Liliane Eberle describes her experience working on this project:
Photography is considered another dimension of language. It is at once a passion - a creative process that allows a more active perception of the world, accentuating empathy. It is a form of communication, where a glance can say far more, in a deeper, more profound and immediate way than would be possible with mere words.
The poetic content of a picture is of greater importance to me than documentary statements. Authenticity and the transitions between candid photos and arranged photos are sometimes fluent. The photographic view of the world is always subjective and requires getting involved with a situation in order to capture it intuitively.
The idea of making people¹s emotions and longings the focus of my photographic oeuvre and seeking to depict what can hardly be expressed in images fascinates me. Feelings exist beyond the realm of the representational but they leave traces; traces that I can follow through the lens.