In the arms of her fathers
C-Print, 100×90см, |2006|
The starting point for this fictitious family photographs series is the experience of break-off with the central figure in the family. The artist, acting both as a subject and as an object of her dramatisation, presents to us patterns of relationships through role playing. In the series, you can observe the whole spectrum of possible relationships between father and daughter. It ranges from absolute unity and proximity to a fatal distance.
In addition to facial expressions, the position of bodies relative to each other is especially pronounced, the interior is an important aspect as well. In each photo, the artist positions herself as a mirror image of the relationship of the fictitious father to her as to the fictitious daughter. In one of the photographs, we see a model of a father- defender, a rocker, who is blocking his daughter, putting himself between her and the viewer. Another photograph shows the artist in a vivid interior with her teacher and fictitious father, Bernhard Prinz.
Awards and nominations:
2007: Top ten works of the Academy of Arts, Kassel Exhibitions:
2007: Presidium, Kassel
2009: Caricature Gallery, Kassel
2009: “Species Collection”, Law Office, Kassel
2010: +6/2010, shortlist, Columbus Art Foundation, Leipzig 2012: “Dependency culture as a state of mind” Berlin
2013: Jewish Museum in Berlin (in collection)