Matador Review

A Quarterly Missive of Alternative Concern

Without an End: The Videography of Laurel Hauge


Laurel Elizabeth Hauge (b.1994) is an artist based in Chicago, IL. Hauge studied at Columbia College Chicago where she received her Bachelor of Arts in Photography with a concentration in Fine Arts in the winter of 2016. Her work is concerned with the subject matter of what we don’t look at or often times don’t even notice. She was the first Friends of the Library Artist in Residence in the Columbia College Library and a recipient of an Anderson Ranch Summer Workshop Scholarship.


"Each video in this series references an end point or climax
without giving the satisfaction of ever delivering it.
How important is the struggle if you could never
reach the end of it?"

Sleeve, 2015

"In these structure­less, experimental videos
I investigate the abandonment of the narrative by only showing a continual rise that never climaxes."

Refraction, 2015

"The lack of narrative resembles insanity;
the act of repeating something but expecting
a different result each time." 

Toss, 2015

"THE LACK OF ENVIRONMENT EMPHASIZES THESE EVENTS
BY SHOWING THEM IN A CONTEXT NEVER SEEN BEFORE, 
FURTHER STRIPPING THEM OF ANY NARRATIVE."

Tear, 2015

"The consistency of each action demands the viewer
to take a closer look and see just how strange
these common events really are."


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