University of Westminster, London, (BA Film & Photo Arts)
About Christiane Zschommler
I have been living in England for 27 years longer than I lived behind the Berlin Wall. However, I always feel something is missing, I am unable to feel settled, my thoughts drift back to my former life.
Writing and reading helps me to understand my work process and provides a focus. I feel I can hold on to something. It has developed into a compulsive necessity.
Since 2016 I am using my notebooks, photographs, found documents; and government statistics as starting points for reflecting on my experiences within society. By obscuring the content, I am creating a different relationship between the documents and the viewer The removal of parts adds something to the way it is perceived. Destruction often generates conservation (series: On becoming and immigrant; Legacy; File 1214/87; Beyond Orwell; Die wunderbaren Jahre)