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the pictures were taken in different parts of Berlin as part of the work in progress „studio peace“, started last year. the intention is to give a voice to the growing international lgbtiq*+ community in the city - a photographic statement in today’s germany under ever growing right wing populist influence
with regard to the series „memoria activa“ the photographical proposition goes beyond the mere effect of multiple exposures. one possible circumscription of her work could be: facial landscapes deliver themselves without restraint as protagonists of the urban and eternal quest for justice and success, in order to find and occupy a space within the genealogy of personal experiences
the concept in the work of renata chueire is directly related to the philosophy of modern existentialism.
the central figure of her photo essays is frequently the human being, revealing its fragile nature in an environment of formative values.
furthermore, the visual representation of music, thought processes, time and space, as well as passages of everyday life and the evolution of individual history are vital topics elaborated on by the artist.
her relationship with the camera is an essential part of the photographic experiment to „let go“, and often results in non-preconceived images. through this „risky“ method her art is born from a unique subjective experience.
her photos, small pieces of a permanent on-going process which is not intent on ending at any given time, reflect on the issue of individual freedom in a sometimes religious, sometimes non-religious socio-cultural environment.
the artist strives for a high degree of authenticity even though she uses traditional conceptual and technical means.
the open character of the photographs is her openhearted invitation to enter the world of „drawing with light“ in the true sense of the term photography. it is not about „capture“ of images, or any attempt to „arrest“ the subject. quite on the contrary, it is rather about a „possibility“ for images, in fact primarily the courage to convey an impression, which can then be led further by the observer himself.
more to come soon...
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