Schattenfuge / Shadow Gap
184 pp., 9 x 11 in, 80 color illus., 5 b&w illus.
- Published: September 5, 2014
This publication presents artist Katja Eydel's photographic body of work. The photos were selected for the book from her many series, and highlight a thematic continuity and visual language that position her work. The individual projects focus on different environments that are often characterized by crisis—mostly dealing with communities and their fringes, with proxies and symbolic representations, as manifested, for example, in forms of protest or religious garments.
In Eydel's images, modes of human coexistence form into spatial structures and social frameworks. The visual order of these aesthetic surfaces leads to conclusions about underlying notions and theories; as such, they always also refer to the identities of individuals and possible alternatives to reality. The ostensible objectivity of Eydel's photographic language opens up a crucial space for the viewers. The representation of reality and the spatial logic of the image as a representative instrument are also questioned.
Helmut Draxler, Clemens Krümmel, Ariane Müller, Kathrin Peters