• Visibility

    Based on Gayatri Chakravorty Spivak’s post-colonial studies, the photogrammatic installation “Visibility“ deals with politically invisible subaltern groupings which are marginalised by immaterial borders and boundaries, created by the cause of post-colonial social structures. Referring to a historic faction of Japan’s feudal era, the body of work examines social-hierarchic enhancements through engaged artistic lifestyles such as kabuki theatre and the geisha class. A hand printed kimono, using cyanotype-printing, depicts drawings and paintings of water and eroticism which represents various historic aspects and references of the former grouping. By erupting socially or politically enforced borders and boundaries through engaged art forms, subaltern groupings can step into visibility which allows them to improve their quality of living and political mobility.