NXT creatives

Lara Hohmann

Hogeschool Zuyd

White matter

The work of artist Lara Hohmann is a collage of moving images and audio voices. Her work White Matter is about sexual identity and the unresolvable conflict between physical attraction and moral concepts. Hohmann uses publicly available photos of young children. The depiction of children confronts the viewer in a jarring manner. The way Hohmann edits the images makes the viewer see the children rather as an object than as an individual. Different voices of men talk about their feelings while bodies of young girls and boys move synchronously over two closely spaced projection surfaces. By playing with the pace of the voice and the movement of the images, the artist controls the focus of the viewer.