Inbetween narration and documentation, Lena Gudd (b. 1986, Germany) explores the interplay of inner / outer landscapes, femininity and wilderness within a mental / geographical North. As self-taught artist and with a background in European Studies, Gudd combines aesthetic and anthropo-geographical research in the polar and circumpolar regions.
For her image-based work, she draws on photography as a process, approach and philosophy, using the medium as compass to maneuver inbetween visible and invisible spheres.
Alongside her photographic research, Gudd further enriches her body of work with found objects, collages and installations, resulting in artistic as well as scientific documents and objects.
Together with Antonin Pons Braley, Gudd is dedicated to An Archive of Norths, a research-creation laboratory dedicated to the academic and aesthetic cartography of a set of interrelations between "outer and inner Norths".