The images are taken in schools K.Yoland attended as a child. Revisiting these spaces, Yoland invited students of the equivalent age to take the place of the artist.
Shooting when the schools were empty; either during the holidays or weekends, the spaces were often undergoing construction, deliveries or even demolition. Shot wide, the spaces are vast and empty. The students stand or sit acknowledging the camera or environment with direct engagement.
Sometimes appearing abandoned, students are often shown in a space made for many (even hundreds). Whether in playgrounds, on stages or just rooms filled with chairs, the locations hint at a larger populace and specific activities or events. Alone, yet at ease, the students stand out as separate from their environment and institutions.
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