The Secret Gift of the Stolen Glance – Miri Freud Mayblum

Mayblum’s story is one of a specific, yet everlasting, experience. When all the experienced meeting points pass through the filter of the digital lenses, locations, scenes, people moments, nature and humans blend into one long story.

The beginning of the story is the sensitive eye meeting the autumn leaves or exposed roots, a man-made or natural scene. All these are the source of a gaze and the inspiration with the need to capture and add a personal signature.

The sight she sees becomes an invigorating story. At first it invigorates the eye and the other senses. It continues by awaking the need to stabilize it, frame it into the digital screen and transform it into a virtual object that, nonetheless, does exist. It seems that for Mayblum the use of the camera and the act of photographing is a way to hold a conversation with her seeing self, experiencing reality and its images. Mablum feeds on these seemingly coincidental pieces of reality that are revealed to her, but that is only the beginning. The next stage is her interference, as one who reaches out to visible reality, discovering it and transforming it into a new reality. The accessible technological means allow the artist to create transformations in the physical image she captures in her frame. Mablum takes the image from context, crates a new context, a changing reality, a reality created and captured. The moment when the object – landscape – person is captured, becomes eternal, but simultaneously, doesn’t remain the same, keeps changing.

For Mablum photography isn’t there to capture any reality and keep it frozen forever. Photography is one of the means of creation, where reality is a source of inspiration and a departure point, that is later processed into a reality with a message, a message of the viewer, the revealer, the artist, the one who brings it all into being.
The use of technological means and realizing their full potential allows the artist to observe reality, capture it and then to mold it again and again. To be another object, that does not deny its past, but at the same time, offers other possibilities. If in the past the role of photography was to document a moment in the most accurate way, today the act of photography and the product become the base of a future product. If, once, painting hoped to be like photography, today photography wishes to create paintings, as is clear from Mayblum’s works.
This is a subjective meeting between the viewing artist and the potential of reality and creative tools. The one gaze purposely captured in the lenses, is transformed after processing, choosing and selecting to a message and personal signature, also conveying that things can be seen differently. This form of art and thought widens reality and empowers all its images, or so it seems.

Dr. Nurit Cederboum

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