Artist Statement →
Black Raven Blues / KARASU BLUES ・カラス ブルース Since my artist residency in Tokyo in 2015/16, I have been working on the topic of family bonds – and how it relates to the use of modern media. “Black Raven Blues” combines photographs from five different series: “Happiness is here”, Japan: Media use of families at Disneyland Tokyo / “they will have been so beautiful”, Tokyo: Street gardens in Tokyo / “swoon”, UK, Austria: Climate change, accountability / “Utopia”, Austria: Motherhood / “Untitled”, Austria: My personal family, corona lock-down. Some photographs are made with digital photography, others with a 150 year old photographic technique on glass plates (wetplates). I would propose to show some digital photos on digital screens. Like that the whole history of photography is condensed itself into one series. Together they start a new narrative. It is about connection, silence, love, withdrawal, caring, stillness, old values and modern media.