Guest Contributor | Jul 3, 2019 | 0
There really are ghosts: Go see Ghost Stories at the Franco Namibian Cultural Centre
Tina Schönheit presented her first solo exhibition ‘Ghost Stories’ at the Franco Namibian Cultural Centre (FNCC) on Monday this week. The collection is of analogue photography taken with a large format camera on photographic paper as an exploration of a medium.
Acting as her own host at the launch, Tina said photography is about telling a story and even though she is known as a poet, she believes every thing is poetic and the question everyone should ask themselves is What is poetry to you?
After she asked that question to the audience present at her exhibition, her fellow Spoken Word poets narrated what poetry is to them, forcing her audience to consider what poetry is to them as individuals.
“The stories behind the images are about ghosts, things that are visible and invisible, the perception of good and evil, and how we see our world in black and white,” she explained adding that photography is a very poetic craft in itself. “It gives you the power to show something from a certain angle, a certain perspective. “Art is powerful and art is power, it teaches you to think free and out of the box, to question and find new solutions,” she said.
In conclusion she invited the audience to a ‘Ghost Stories’ poetry evening that will take place at the Franco-Namibian Cultural Centre (FNCC) on 28 January 2016 at 18:30 featuring Spoken Word Namibia. The ‘Ghost Stories’ exhibition runs until 11 February 2016.