ONCE UPON A TIME / 2015 / PIGMENT PRINT / 87x69 CM
For most people fairytales belong to the first experiences within the mythological world. They attest to the interdependency of mythology and social order because, just as our imagination, our wishes and notions are coined by these fictions; they mingle with our perceptions of reality from an
early time in our childhood to the present. The artist is inspired by these processes, questioning gender relationships predominant in the cultural sphere of the west. She investigates clichés and
stereotypes, which are informed, mirrored and generated by those narratives scrutinizing the way they lose or maintain their validity within constantly changing social conditions, structures and circumstances. In doing so, the photographer enters a dialogue with the operating modes of
the individual and collective subconscious, which determine the effect of the narratives in relation to each other.