The series is called “Artists at Home” it is a collection of Pacific North West musicians in their home spaces. Music is a big part of life in the NW and I felt people were starting to get detached from the musician. I wanted to show what life was like off the stage, where they wrote their songs. Where they lay their heads. We treat our music scene like a community, a family, but you can’t always have everyone over to your house at the same time.
©Chrischa Oswald – From the series ‘Go West’
Chrischa Oswald was born in a small town in Bavaria in 1984. She finished her Fine Art studies at the University of Art and Design in Linz/A with a personal focus on photography in june 2011. Currently Chrischa is living and working in Berlin.
Chrischa´s work is often dealing with diverse kinds of relationships and she is very interested in performative approaches, too. Her Artwork was shown in groupshows in Germany as well as internationally exhibited. In 2007 she won the Diesel New Art Award Austria for Photography and had a soloshow at Claire de Rouen Books in London. Her work also got included in several publications and featured online (e.g. on the FOAM what´s next project-site).
©Alexandra Serrano – From ‘Between a finger and a thumb’
Between a finger and a thumb lies the corner of our world, the intimate space of our being. The distance with which we measure the substance of our past. Years of entanglement made up of scattered oddments and embellished anecdotes. Tales of broken threads which we desperately hold on to, for they are our only support, the strings on which we hang, our safety net.
In the mist of our fragmented childhood, home becomes the only thing that binds it together, a common ground to which we may anchor our fleeting souvenirs. But as we venture into its darkest recesses, we stumble upon the fears that once tormented us, resurrecting moments of acute crisis. For home is also the theatre of more sinister matters, sheltered in its forgotten margins hide the remnants of past conflicts and family dramas.