12.02.2009 - Anselm Franke, Sharon Lockhart, Stefanie Schulte Strathaus
In cooperation with Berlinale Forum expanded.
Over the last 15 years Sharon Lockhart has made films and photographs that frame the quiet moments of everyday life while exploring the subtle relationship between the two mediums. Much of her photographic work has involved staging scenes in a method reminiscent of filmmaking, while her films emphasise the photographic qualities of the moving image. While she sees herself as strongly influenced by the structuralist film tradition, her work blends rigorous aesthetic concerns with anthropological explorations.
She carefully manipulates formal elements as she explores certain concepts with regularity: portraiture, the relationship between photography and film, and the combination of fictive or choreographed performances with unscripted, intimate moments. Moving with ease between the worlds of art and film, Sharon Lockhart is at the same time very aware of the differences between the cinema and the gallery, and will elaborate on how she chooses and knows exactly what to shows in which context. She discusses with Stefanie Schulte Strathaus her experiments with reality and fiction and how her work manages to offer us a way to look at the everyday, taking what we feel to be certainty and what we sense in our minds to be evermore inexplicable.