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Old February 4th, 2017, 02:27 AM
Jerome Marot Jerome Marot is offline
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Default Katrin Koenning: indefinitely.

"Indefinitely", a series of pictures from photographer Katrin Koenning:

Indefinitely is a long-term work about love and an attempt at undoing distance. The work is about space created by migration, and the notion that this space is not a vacuum or a void, but rather the creator of new narratives: a space of the imaginary.

I suggest that you check the series directly on her web site. The interest also arises from the series, the way the pictures flow and posting a sample here would not do justice to the project.

http://www.katrinkoenning.com/work/Indefinitely.html

While you are at it, you may also want to read the following articles about Katrin Koenning:
http://cphmag.com/conv-koenning/
http://photothunk.blogspot.de/2017/0...efinitely.html
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Old February 4th, 2017, 08:16 AM
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Jerome,

Thanks again for opening our eyes to great art.

While we expect and assume that art must be born from some passion, Katrin's work is from a lifetime of commitment seems to be from a lifelong search to close the gap between "self" and "loss of contact". The subject itself must have evolved and its core conceptualization must have evolved and grown as a living thing as she did, so she had been collaborating with an invisible entity within her that had its own demands, questions and character.

So out of this I perhaps am learning something new about art: authenticity, how it might come about and how it works as an inner compass for Katrin's photographic art.

I think I have it right, but I must visit more and reflect. In any case, I heartily recommend that everyone reads about this extraordinary photographer, Katrin Koenning.

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Old February 4th, 2017, 01:44 PM
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While we expect and assume that art must be born from some passion, Katrin's work is from a lifetime of commitment seems to be from a lifelong search to close the gap between "self" and "loss of contact". The subject itself must have evolved and its core conceptualization must have evolved and grown as a living thing as she did, so she had been collaborating with an invisible entity within her that had its own demands, questions and character.

I don't understand what you mean.
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Old February 4th, 2017, 02:06 PM
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In her description I am reminded of artist Doris Salcedo whose sculptures reference the dissappeared.
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Old February 4th, 2017, 02:17 PM
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I don't understand what you mean.
Jerome.

She has a poignant personal history. The death of Tobias was her "Paul of Tarsus" moment that affected her feelings for the rest of her life.

That loss and subsequent challenges set up a way of thinking that itself became a strong influence, so much so, that it was akin to having a constant companion calling on her to deal with, gaps, separation and loss.

That is simply one point of view and not meant to be some universally true account.

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