Catalogue (Published 2016)
48p. 21x28cm, Softcover,German
Text by Tina Teufel
Virginity Purity Innocence Youth
2015 – 2016
Virginity Purity Innocence Youth is a balancing act between truth and lie. The people depicted are taken from everyday life. Human beings who previously did not know each other. Strangers who share one thing – their humanity. By displaying their bodies they let us share their memories, their aspirations and their fears. So it seems. Straightforward and unadorned, the artist staged the faceless bodies. The characters perceive, exude a cluelessness, suggesting, as the shadow of their own, a sanctuary.
The center piece of the 21-part photo series forms a triptych with the subtitle: a private vow to perpetual virginity. In allusions
to alchemical illustrations from the 15th century, a visual language is created, that holds the twilight in a naive sense.
“Virginity includes the freedom of disordered impulses and physical integrity. Innocence as the state of an unprejudiced or unknowing human being, that morally can not be regarded as guilty. Youth as a key for innovation and the will, to overcome alienated forms of culture. The pureness of the spirit.”
20 photos on the subject: Virginity Purity Innocence Youth (all 30x45cm)