ultrachrome print size: 120 x 173 cm, each year: 2012
A project that highlights the visual report
between social realism and euphoric utopianism referencing the visual and
material facilitation of socially unifying rituals.
Rather than showing a sum of independent persons moving, Korfmann’s new work records people merging into one being. In various places on earth collective rituals are photographed: events sustained by individual euphoria in which colour – or colourful garment – dissolves individuality. The highly aesthetic project reports of social realism and euphoric utopianism, acting in between the global event catalysing a visual surrender and the glocal play catalysing deeper contextual literacy.