I realised my first works in visual media during my directing studies 1999-2005 at the HFF Konrad Wolf Potsdam-Babelsberg in the class of Prof.in Helke Misselwitz. My graduation film little miss perfect (2004, 20 min co-production RBB) was awarded with distinction. I then spent about five years in Tokyo, Japan, to deepen my filmic language through Japanese studies about film and photography. The stays between 2005 and 2007 were financed by DAAD scholarships. In Tokyo, I first experimented in the focus of cinematography and turned to documentary photography in my artistic practice after trainee positions at Rinko Kawauchi Office/FOIL OFFICE and Magnum Photos Tokyo. I specialised in photographic art in postgraduate studies at Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design London from 2007 to 2008. My final project anywhere and nowhere (2008) was awarded the jury prize (Hideki Nakajima) by Chika little more gallery and bccks publishing house Tokyo. At the end of my studies I also won the Pyramid Award from the Universities of the Arts London, whose prize money for the project silent neighbours enabled me to start my own business as a photographer. Since then I have been working as a freelance artist in photography and time-based media and in the artistic direction of participatory photographic actions. I live in Berlin, Sarrebruck and Munich.
I spent artist-in-residencies to realise my artistic works in Salzburg (2014), in Finland in the places Joutsa (2015), Kilpisjärvi (2016) and Rauma (2017), as well as in Marseille (2016), Sapporo (2016), Reyjkjavik (2018) and Riga (2022). My works can be seen in the Samaritaine Collection Paris, as well as in the collection of the Hanseatic City of Stendal. My work is shown nationally and internationally in exhibitions and at festivals, like last year (2022) at the lAbiRynT Festival, Slubice, Poland/ Frankfurt (Oder) or at the FotoFest Kaiserslautern. From 2014 to 2019, I specialised in photo projections in public space during a Ph.D. study program at the Linz University of Art, artistically exploring through the project the beauty of the lingering time how time perception changes through the moving light in space. I positioned myself in an expanded concept of photography with installations of photo projections in public space. In 2021, I was appointed to the German Society for Photography. I am a member of the Society for Artistic Research and the Saloon Network of Berlin Women Artists. I have been teaching at colleges and universities since 2005.
I am interested in how the perception of space and time can influence our identity. My focus is on drawing with light in photography to transform the experience of space in which light moves and can thus create temporality: Aesthetic experiments with long exposures and multiple exposures and juxtaposing text and image to generate interpretive spaces. In my works, I am concerned with opening up an intermediate space of interpretation in the opposition between abstraction and representation. In the juxtaposition of the photographic works, ambivalences arise that inspire an open reading and reflection. I see presentation formats of photography in public space as an invitation to participate in social discourses through photographic art. I understand photography as extending beyond its classical presentation formats to formats such as installations, photo films, curatorial actions and in cultural education. In this respect, I am interested in the interfaces between art and science in interdisciplinary collaborations.
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