Date(s) - 10/10/2020 - 31/10/2020
From tourism to migration, from exile to persecution, travel shapes our personal stories. ‘Where are you from?’ is a challenging question for anyone who has a patchwork of origin stories.
When a traveller arrives at a new destination, exploration surely follows. We get to know places and they affect us – based on what or who is there (or not), and on what we can (or cannot) do there. Places often have assigned roles: this is where one eats, works, plays, shops, drives, and so on. What if we overcome these limitations? What if we free ourselves from our own limitations in order truly to experience a place and imagine how it could be different?
The photographer uses the tool of dérive (drift) for her psychogeographical observation of cities, their communities, and their origin stories. Psychogeography explores the effect places have on us, the emotions they trigger – and how these might change. The dérive facilitates free exploration while remaining focused on a theme, a motto, or an experience that runs as a common thread through all the images that ensue, helping hold them together.
From October 10th to October 31st, 2020
Where: Prenzlauer Studio, Winsstrasse 42, 10405 Berlin.
To conform with the current measures to prevent the expansion of the pandemic, we have planned the exhibition quasi as an open air, contact free option. The photos are are displayed on the shop windows, looking towards the street. Texts explaining the photos and the curatorial statement are placed also on exhibited on the windows of the gallery, visible from the outside. Passers by will be able to enjoy the photos in the fresh air. The photographer will be present in the gallery during the following days:
Fridays and Sundays from 15.00 to 19.00 h
Join us for a playful exploration of the city on Saturday 17 October, using the PhotoDérive set of cards and a short introduction to psychogeography to spark your creativity.