'Werden' is Kristina Feldhammer's (aka Krist Mort) latest book of analog photography. It comprises a careful curation of self portraits created, and hand printed in the darkroom, between 2015 and 2020 in Austria. Along with this collection of darkroom works, the book also contains previously unreleased sketches, a foreword by Jonathan Berman as well as an artist bio by Isabel Biederleitner.
The Self in motion, in transformation, a state of emerging, of ceasing. A state of becoming; something, and nothing. The German word ‘werden’ describes this constant state of transformation and captures the essence of something that is about to become. By contrast, a photograph can only ever show us what has been. It is fixed, motionless. And so this collection of photographic self portraits is also a collection of perpetual Becomings, frozen in time.
24 x 28 cm, offset printing, 220 colour pages on 130g mat Arctic Paper. Cover is on 300g thick Ensocoat SBS board, mat coated. Limited Edition of 500 copies.
A conceptual photographic exploration of the primal origins the human body. Six chapters take us through the cycles of birth and decay, portraying bodies as more abstract shapes turning into desolate landscapes. Bodies rooted in earth, evolving to their intend forms to eventually decay and disintegrate to their origins, back to soil. A poignant metaphor on life and death and the universe s governing cycles.
Hardcover with blind debossing on light grey natural cardboard 128 pages of color and b/w photographs with matte finish. Offset Lithography.
Format: 18 x 24 cm. Limited to 300 copies. Available here