Art Affairs will be showing new works by Katrin Korfmann from the series 'Count for Nothing' both at the gallery at Veemkade 354 and in a solo presentation at 'Art Amsterdam' (May 11-15).
"Katrin Korfmann's work moves on the border of photography and film. What seems to be a natural cohesion, the engagement between time and space, to Korfmann becomes the subject of research. She shows still images in which time progresses in a literal way. Taken at the same location, she merges plural images into a new image. This way, she manoeuvers one of the specifics of film (movement in time) to the domain of photography.
Korfmann aims to capture the memory of a place in designing a litteral image of time. The essence of both is the background, the flat surface to which she refers as 'space zero', on which she groups the different fragments of memory captured by the camera. This way, the originally two dimensional surface has become a new, more or less virtual space.
Even though the works in Count for Nothing originated at totally different locations on the globe, people do not look that different when seen from above. Only at a closer look, different cultures and rituals will become visible." (Laureline van den Heuvel)
In most works of the series 'Count for Nothing' the high positioned camera remained in the same spot. In 'Horizon Vanished', however, she moved the camera over the subject, a residential square in Amsterdam-West, like scanning a sheet of paper. Although still several images have been merged, the result is more detailed and does not contain repetitions. This exceptional work measures 150 x 565 cm (59 x 222 inch).
The importance of Korfmann's work lies in the personal note. These are 'diary' fragments revealing an interest in society, in the patterns of people moving, in migration within cities, seen against a setting of color. She is using the opportunities offered to her by e.g. invitations to show in different countries. But also her direct surroundings become subject, such as today's life in Amsterdam.