|Untitled, 2013 Archival Pigment Print, 45 x 30 cm, 60 x 40 cm Edition of 20||
AboutWhat I saw... is the area around my home through my eyes. What I saw is beautiful nature, mystic woods, peaceful and forgotten places. I discovered every corner of this landscape. I saw the diversity of the changing seasons and the incredible transformation of this place. I realized its beauty lies in its simplicity and it teached me how to slow down. Focusing on the special moments of this place, I want to inspire to discover the story behind these objects.
There is this beautiful small lake, deep in the Bavarian Woods. It seems to be an enchanted paradise and its origins can be traced back to the 1950s, when a minor landslide blocked the spoil dump of a now derelict coalmine. Later this place has been used as a garbage dump and an imminent catastrophe could be stopped in the last moment because the dam threatened to break and thus release highly poisonous leakage water into the environment.
The landscape is characterized by its centuries-old agricultural use. There are some isolated farms with houses built in the 16th or 17th century. Built with naturally occurring materials from the immediate surroundings, especially timber and clay. These buildings were built to last for more than one hundred years. During the winter month, these farmsteads were nearly impossible to reach. For the heavy work in the woods and in the mountains they had proper draught horses, well adapted to the alpine terrain. Today almost every farm still owns horses of this heavy Bavarian draught horse breed to preserve their culture.
Kathrin Loges was born in Bremerhaven, 1972. She completed a professional photographer training with final apprenticeship examination in 1993. In 2000 she graduated from University of Freiburg, Germany, with a degree in political science and sports. She is a freelance photographer and founder of The South Edition, a non-profit organization dedicated to promoting contemporary photography.
Jan D. Wunderlich was born in Siegen, 1968. He graduated from University of Siegen, Germany, with a degree in political science, history and computer science.
They are living with their family in Upper Bavaria, Germany.
2016 Group Exhibition "LANDSCAPE", Spazio Porta Mazzini, Roma, Italy
2014 Group Exhibition "Open5", Magazzini dell'Arte Contemporanea, Trapani, Italy
2014 Group Exhibition "BELONGING, ABSENCE AND UNCERTAINTY", Magazzini dell'Arte Contemporanea, Trapani, Italy
2013 Biennale d'Arte Contemporanea di Trapani, Italy
2013 Group Exhibition "Ecologica/Mente", Magazzini dell'Arte Contemporanea, Trapani, Italy