Count for Nothing (EN)
by Laureline van den Heuvel
Katrin Korfmann's work moves on the border of photography and film. What seems to be a natural cohesion, the engagement between time and space, to Korfmann becomes the subject of research. She shows still images in which time progresses in a literal way. She does so by merging plural images, taken at the same location, into a new image. This way she manoeuvers one of the specifics of film (movement in time) to the domain of photography.
'Waiting for Julia' shows people taken from above. They are scattered over a red surface, sometimes in groups, sometimes standing alone. It happens to be the première of the Berlinale, the international film festival in Berlin. To be more precise; it's three premières. Actually, the final image consists of hundreds of images. In a former body of work, Korfmann always showed time chronologically and in separate image sequencies. Now, by working on them in the computer, the different moments in time are merged onto the same red carpet.
Korfmann aims to capture the memory of a place in designing a litteral image of time. The essence of both is the background, the flat surface to which she refers as 'space zero', on which she groups the different fragments of memory captured by the camera. This way, the originally two dimensional surface has become a new, more or less virtual space...