Yasmin Than photographs the strange phenomena which delimits the fine line between fiction and reality. The parameters of what we believe to be are: objective reality on one end and our subjective perception of the real on the other. By capturing the world in a way that seems little off, if not foreign, she is not merely pursuing alienation, that would be too easy, her photos titillate away from the frightful and towards a phenomenological sublime. It is through very subtle gestures, accidents, movements or ways of capturing, that she achieves this perceptual disconnection. Her images attempt to operate as a device between how we think we see the world and the natural phenomena that exist yet seem impossible for the naked eye to capture, much less retain. The work revolves around the subtle beauty of our quotidian environment as she pushes our day to day towards the terrain of “the other”, it is this other version of reality which shows us snippets and ways to capture something here that at times seems more from there.
text by Alejandro Artigas