Claudia Reinhardt: Killing me Softly -Todesarten

It was the suicide of Sarah Kane which first started Reinhardts preoccupation with the subject of female artists who killed themselves.


Killing me Softly -Todesarten

Claudia Reinhardt (2004)

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From the introduction:

It was the suicide of Sarah Kane which first started my preoccupation with the subject of female artists who killed themselves.

Exactly three years ago today, I staged the first photo in this series. Nine additional photos followed, all of which recreated the suicides of the female artists. I tried to imagine their last moments, how it could have been, and pictured myself in the roles of these personalities. The selection of the death scenes was determined by my subjective sympathies along with my interests in the biographies and works of these artists. This should explain why the series also includes a male artist and a female scientist, thus breaking up an apparent continuity.

What was important to me in the staging of these photos was not at all an authentic depiction of the act itself, but rather the personal creation of a legend, one which is based on previous legends, deconstruc­ting them, offering a new interpretation and recoun­ting them in pictures.

In the course of this project, a discussion and collaboration with the authors in these pages whom I am connected to both in spirit and in friendship was developed. Now, after three years, here are the results.

Claudia Reinhardt, January 2004

Claudia Reinhardt er Førsteamanuensis ved Fagområde fotografi, KHiB.

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Publisert: 05.08.2010 av admin Oppdatert: 19.03.2015 av admin