Image: Katrin Jaquet, from the series "neg", 2021, Courtesy the artist
In her work, Katrin Jaquet considers the medium of photography and its modes of operation. She is particularly interested in how the technical, aesthetic and psychological aspects of photography are intertwined.
The series “neg” deals with family photos. Starting from a very personal angle, Jaquet approaches issues that go beyond the individual.
After the death of her mother several years ago, she inherited all the family albums from a period of more than a hundred years. Most of these photos convey the image of a happy family – a positive image. And just as the pictures show no quarrels, the negatives are missing from the archive.
Jaquet is interested in the concept of the negative as potential, and so she produces the missing negatives digitally and overlays them with positives by combining similar motifs from different generations. In doing so, she searches for the point where both images merge to create something new corresponding to her inner, ambivalent image: family is not only security, family is also unease, family is also traces of German history.
Katrin Jaquet (born in Rendsburg in 1971) studied fine arts at Muthesius University Kiel with Renate Anger and Hubertus von Amelunxen, as well as Romance studies, art history and philosophy at Christian Albrecht University of Kiel and art theory at the École nationale supérieure des beaux-arts de Paris with Alain Bonfand and Jean-François Chevrier. She has lived and worked in Berlin since 2000.
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