“You do not need to leave your room. Remain sitting at your table and listen. Do not even listen, simply wait, be quiet, still and solitary. The world will freely offer itself to you to be unmasked, it has no choice, it will roll in ecstasy at your feet.” – Franz Kafka
In her conceptual photography series Sit Silently, Katrina Kepule presents a unique view of contemporary Latvia in the form of a mysterious fictional narrative. Here, time slows down and the modern European experience commingles with the country’s multi-layered past. Kepule’s striking interiors and exteriors, portraits and still-life images have an otherworldly feel, drawing us in to a delightfully eerie dreamscape where past and present merge and nothing is what it seems.
Katrina Kepule is a photographer based in Latvia. She received a BA in Audio and Visual Culture and Theory from the Latvian Academy of Culture and completed a two year post-graduate program at the International Summer School of Photography in Latvia in 2014. She has participated in Jan Grarup’s 2013 masterclass, “Essence of Photojournalism” and Nico Baumgarten’s 2014 “Artist’s Book Making” workshop. In 2015 Kepule received the Roberto Villagraz Scholarship to study at at Centro Internacional de Fotografía y Cine in Madrid. This is her first solo exhibition in the United States.