exhibition at Andersson/Sandström
by Linda Dobke (EN)
...Kofmann’s imagery is a result of a systematic process of alteration.
She travels to specific locations anywhere in the world. There, she
selects a limited area to photograph, which will become the “stage” of
the future image, where people go in and out. Transit areas are
especially fitting, railway stations, airports and squares.
Everyday life is invited to partake in the images and accidental results
are welcome. But the end result, presented in this exhibition, has
undergone much alteration.
A finished work is developed from multiple shots, digitally processed
and merged together into visual collages. The perspective has been
shifted, from frontal to aerial vantage points.
Space is distorted and authenticity disrupted. And while there is a
seemingly real sense of a frozen moment in time, it is purely a result
of our learnt perception of photography…