Elizabeth Rovit is looking for answers to existentialist questions

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Elizabeth Rovit was born in 1989 in Crete, Greece and she currently lives and works in Athens as a freelance photographer. She started approaching photography at the age of 20 and after completing her bachelor’s degree in sound engineering, she started studying photography in Athens. She took part in group exhibitions in Greece and abroad and her work has been featured in various international magazines.

In 2016 she began working on her project called Multiverse which is still in progress. To explore the concept of different versions of reality and our existence, she uses digital and film cameras, a project about the exploration. The series was selected to be a part of the Athens Photo Festival 2017 exhibition for the Young Greek Photographers section, at the Benaki Museum.

Photography, for her, doesn’t have the role of being documentaristic in a consistent way, but it’s rather a tool that allows her exploring and reaching meaningful personal insights bounded to a visual expressive trace.

About ‘Multiverse’ – words by Elizabeth Rovit:

The Multiverse theory refers to the existence of parallel realities and multiple universes, including the world we live in. Is it possible for two entirely different worlds to interact and to mutually influence each other? What does really exist? And why?

While seeking answers about my own existence I realized that I could find a connection to multiple and disparate things. I started gathering details and glimpses of my surroundings in order to look at reality from an alternative perspective.

Every image is the embodiment of a personal existential quest that explores the limits between imagination and reality, between the familiar the unknown and, ultimately, between life and death. Each quest managed to reveal buried memories, fears and obsessions that I needed to confront with, turning uncharted into familiar territory.

The viewer is invited to actively look for the similarities between humans and animals, natural and artificial environments, and to realize that even when they are not related, they co-exist and affect one another. The human body becomes a part of nature, animals conduct themselves like denatured human forms and the pieces of my everyday surroundings create a path beyond my unsolved quests.

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10 October 2019
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