Stefanie Schroeder, 2014, 18 min, video loop
Ein Bild abgeben
Since I began to study photography, I documented every job I did beside to earn money. Ein Bild abgeben/Imaging an image is a collage of photo - and videosequences that show a choice of all these jobs, concerning somehow the field of photography: Taking photos as a proof that a job was done correctly, playing a photographer without taking pictures, appearing on a press photograph, selling portrait photographs as souvenirs, looking after a photo box at a promotion-party...
The video is based on briefings I got as emails, read out by an actor. The different agencies use a similar phrasing: telegraphic style, compacted, tending to absurdism. Those briefings made me think of the scores of 60‘s performance art. In general, artistic strategies from that period can be recovered in public sales promotion actions. Regarding the framework conditions of artistic production, I ask myself the fundamental question: What is my work?