"Kissing is an exciting dialogue," says Gigga Hug. What happens between kissers, she shows in a kind of optical heartbeat frequency, which she has frozen at the moment of energy exchange - desire for all eternity! With fine and also coarser digital hatchings than in the series Bodylines I, the artist creates here background and foreground as well as a subtle aura that envelops the photographed and at the same time exposes them to the voyeuristic gaze.
(Text: Tina Uhlmann)
Gigga Hug Work Experience and Education* 2008-Present Teacher of visual arts at academic high school Gymnasium Köniz Lerbermatt 2009 Visiting Artist in Prague, artist stipend through the Department of Culture of the City of Bern 2006-2008 Head of the Art Lab at the children’s museum Creaviva, Zentrum Paul Klee, Bern 2006 Education/mediation work in the exhibit “Comic- Land Schweiz,” a Pro Helvetia open space exhibit, Museumsquartier Vienna and Internship Kunsthalle Vienna, Department of Art Education 2005 Certificate in art education, museum education, cultural mediation at the Aargauer Kunsthaus, Aarau 2003 Secondary school teaching certificate in the subjects Visual Arts, German and French. Study abroad year at the University of Paris at St.Denis 1998 Elementary school teaching certificate at the Neuen Mittelschule Bern