2014 JURY'S CHOICE

 

Claire Laude

lives in Berlin (Germany)

 

www.clairelaude.de

 

 

 

The title WHEN WATER COMES TOGETHER WITH OTHER WATER has its origin from a poem by Raymond Carver (WHERE WATER COMES TOGETHER WITH OTHER WATER). A word has been changed to add the concept of time, and of timelessness.

 

The series WHEN WATER COMES TOGETHER WITH OTHER WATER combines photographs of landscapes, self portraits and installations of different materials such as plants remains or things that I find in inhabited or ruined places, where some traces of a life, that has been lived there are still visible. Through the three elements of humanity, place and timelessness combined with blurred colours and minimalistic composition I want to deal with balance and permanence, and to indicate the vulnerability of the relationship between body and nature.

 

My work questions the presence and the absence of eternal and fading traces, and the relation between the things that last and those which get lost. I see photography as a possible threshold between various realities, the existence, the dream and poetry. Literature in this sense is for me a constant source of inspiration and reference.