A preview of the exhibition ‘Fragments’, with photographs by Sara Lamens and Hannah Goldstein, opening on Thursday, April 6th, 2017 at Fotofabrik Bln-Bxl in Berlin.
Opening: Thursday, April 6th, 2017 at 6.30 pm
Exhibition from April 7th until May 7th, 2017
Finissage: Sunday, May 7th, 2017 at 4.00 pm
“Hannah Goldstein says she does not sleep well. Her nights are short, interrupted by nightmares haunted with insane, often faceless characters. In the morning, she digs into her archives, searching for images that could fill the void left or imposed by her subconscious. In doing so, she renders the inventions of her spirit comforting, sometimes funny – and above all tangible: through the concrete act of cutting and assembling, she hands her dreams over to reality. Sara Lamens seems to work with collage the other way around: her anxiety comes from the gap between the intimate, tender and familiar, and the absurdity of the human condition. Her photographic fragments are loaded with specific emotions, whose content vanishes when in contact with other fragments, even though these can be just personal. The audience is then allowed to project their very own feelings onto those fragments – and, together with Sara, to envisage the abyss with more lightness.”
Hannah Goldstein has been working as an artist for the past 20 years with her main medium being photography and collage. She moves freely in the realms of self-documentary, narrative portraits and staged photography with political headings. She also works with performance and video. Hannah has a B.A in photography and human rights from Bard College, New York. She spent one year in residency at the Royal College of Art in Stockholm, as well as doing a one-year Master class with Arno Fischer at the Ostkreuz Schule für Fotografie, Berlin. Her work has been exhibited in various countries, most recently in France, Italy, the United Kingdom, Australia, and Germany. In 2013, Hannah self-published her book Family Business. She is part of the feminist art collective Die bösen Mösen with Thérèse Kristiansson. Hannah is also the co-founder of Kaetha, a curatorial collaboration with Katja Haustein. Since 2009, she also teaches photography. Hannah is represented by Jacob Hoerner Galleries in Melbourne, Australia. She lives and works in Berlin, Germany. You can see more of her work here.
Sara Lamens was born in Belgium and is currently also living and working in Belgium. She studied International Politics in Gent (B) and Aix-en-Provence (F) and after a few years of living and working abroad in post-conflict regions in the Balkans and the Middle East, she decided to study Photography at LUCA school of Arts in Ghent (B) and Drawing. Sara challenges the analog photography process in a very physical way, in and out of the darkroom, combining layers and drawing and ink printing. Her photography is often in response to her immediate surrounding, exploring the blurring lines between fiction, facts, and emotions, between intimate and conceptual, between abstract and figurative. Recently, Sara started to explore the possibilities of the combination of writing and the image, within an open narrative. You can see more of her work here.
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Courtesy of Fotofabrik Bln-Bxl