Forgetting Forgetfulness is up on Tonic Magazin with the wonderful words by Anna Kristina Bückmann. Thank you for the great cooperation both to Anna and also to Fabian Stark from Tonic Magazin!
For the (google) translated version in English click HERE
It’s been a huge pleasure having photography students from the University of South Wales over in Berlin and sharing my new work and post uni experiences. Huge thank you goes to Felix Broede for presenting his amazing work and sharing unique insights. Special thanks as well to Steffen from 908 for letting us use their wonderful studio space and Celia Jackson from USW for making all this possible 😊 🙏
It is with great excitement that I share my newest project Forgetting Forgetfulness today and wish all a truly wonderful New Year 2018!
Music has a unique effect on people, but also specifically on the human memory. Neurologists know that the brain area handling memories of music is damaged relatively late by Alzheimer’s disease and other forms of dementia. This is why affected people, despite dementia, remember music from their childhood and adolescence. Music therapists use this phenomenon to get in contact with old people, to help them remember and to give them back their identity for a certain time.
It has been a moving journey making images, which I hope, show the human and emotional side of a phenomenon that I first read about in a scientific journal 2 years ago.
My gratitude goes to all the participants and to the music therapists Michael Bäßler and Julia Pohl, who, with their work, bring hope into what could very well be darkness only. Special thanks also to neurologist Professor Dr. Carsten Finke for explaining the neurological aspects in the video and to Anna Kristina Bückmann for the great cooperation with the interviews and for contributing the written words to this project.
Please see the gallery HERE (for faster display pls. avoid using Safari on Mac).
I’m truly pleased to be part of Photography on a Postcard and showing an image of Motassim from the series Clear-Cut alsongside incredible photographers such as Wolfgang Tillmans, Tom Hunter, Simon Norfolk, Cristina De Middel and many many more well known and loved photographers.
Photography on a Postcard follows the Art on a Postcard initiative raising money for the The Hepatitis C Trust’s campaign to eliminate hepatitis C from the UK by the year 2030. Lottery tickets will be available to purchase through this online shop. Each ticket guarantees a photograph, although you won’t know which one until after the show closes.
The photographs will be on display at theprintspace, Shoreditch London from 12th – 24th October 2017.
Please see below for a selection of views from this year’s Fo You exhibition. Big thank you again, notably to the Fo You team, all the fellow artists and guests, making this a memorable event. More images can be seen on the Fo You website.
Views of the main hall
Frame of Mind
The Frame of Mind dummy book displayed on the original mirror used in the photographs
In the evening of election day in September 2009, I photographed these shadows of people on the stairs of the Reichstag, never even imagening, that a disgrace like the far right-wing and xenophobic AFD party, would be third strongest in parliament eight years later. A sad day for Germany!
Below, the images are featured in an article claiming voting rights for mentally disabled people, who are not allowed to vote in Germany. Something to be abolished, just like the AFD!