Prominent topics in my work are the place of the individual in society, how society works in predetermined structures, and the dynamics between groups and individuals. These are also the basis for this work created in 2008, in Japan.
In an installation concept I bring photography and video together. A block of seven monitors shows seven portraits of people in what appears to be uncommunicative but at the same time mysterious poses. Mostly averted from the spectator, the images are additionally charged with a slight restlessness in the video representation. I establish the contrast between this block of anonymous and seemingly isolated individuals with five photographs of an urban space. By resuming to a few metaphorically dense images, is implied an opposition to a sequential or narrative approach: the spectator is led into a fabric of suspicions, signs and symbols.
The videos and photographs are complex, associative and occasionally irritating interpretation of society’s status quo and its groups and individuals.
Sabine Schründer (*1973) is based in Berlin and works mainly with photography and video on socio-cultural topics, in particular the place of the individual in society, how society works in predetermined structures and the dynamics between groups and individuals. Her projects received the highly renowned scholarship “Stipendium für zeitgenössische deutsche Fotografie” of the Alfried Krupp von Bohlen and Halbach Foundation, the Aenne-Biermann award, Reinhard-Wolf award and was nominated for the Körber-Foto award. Together with other visual artists she founded Loris– gallery for contemporary art 2007 in Berlin. Her multilayered works are exhibited regularly nationally and internationally including the Museum Folkwang in Essen, the House of Photography in Hamburg, the Contemporary Art Center Vilnius, Museum of Art Arsenals in Riga and the Nikon-Salon in Tokyo. Most recently she started the corporation Benten Clay together with the German artist Vera Hofmann, in which they produce mixed media on various aspects of power and threats to human kind.