Palinta by Hanna Rédling

Hanna Rédling is a second year photography student at Moholy-Nagy University of Art and Design in Budapest, Hungary. In the past few years her sphere of interest has aimed at the relationship between people and their environment. Hanna devoted to the question of gender identity and its development. She is also trying to explore her own past and the alteration of her family ties in her work. She likes experiencing with mixed techniques. And she is impressed by the world of the 80s and 90s.

My grandparents’ antique and museum-like living room seemed such a magical place to me as a child. As time passed by it became more like a place of rigidity and discipline. Nowadays I only attach a blunt and bittersweet feeling to the room that comes from childhood nostalgia and negative experiences. Ambivalent and bizarre feelings that are difficult to understand. In my series I’ve displayed all my bad memories in a place that is not connected to me yet resembles my grandparents’ old living room. Through my stories I tried to answer the question: As time goes by, can nostalgia mend those injuries and tragedies that happened to us?

All photos by Hanna Rédling