In her photographs of plants, the artist Kathrin Linkersdorff attempts to fathom an object‘s essence. In the western world, humans strive to dominate nature. Rivers are straightened, roads follow grids – the understanding of beauty is the result of control. In Japan, on the other hand, people respect nature and submit to it.
Linkersdorff has been shaped by the Japanese philosophy of Wabi-Sabi, which extols the beauty of imperfection and incompleteness. In the precisely staged moment of her photography, the fading moment of transience is frozen in all its beauty and refers to structures that exist just below the surface.
Kathrin Linkersdorff (*1966) is one of the most active up-and-coming photographers working in Germany today. She began her career as an architect, and a many year-long stay in Japan form work had a major impact on her life and art. Since 2012 she has been practicing successfully as an independent artist.
Open Air Venue: Billboards Potsdamer Str. 149/Alvenslebenstraße
Exhibition: 12.11. bis 14.12.2020, motivs vary every 10 days
„Draußenstadt" is a program of the Berliner Senatsverwaltung für Kultur und Europa, which supports art projects in urban spaces in times of the pandemic.
photos © Jens Komossa