How much security do we need? How insecure do we feel? What external circumstances affect our sense of security and insecurity?
The exhibition Human Impact - Security and Society deals with these questions. Five different positions show that our perception is to be deceived individually, that our feelings are exposed to a constant uncertainty and that we can be pushed out of our comfort zone from one moment to the next.
The conditions of social reality leave their mark on contemporary photography. Images from crisis zones contrast with images of imagined emergencies, photographic reconstructions meet visits to crime scenes, historical relics of violence and war meet images of victims.
In a world shaped by the media, fake and lie have become omnipresent as sisters of photography. And yet photography still takes on a documentary attitude that seeks to preserve what has happened and/or warn of the consequences.
The exhibition shows various photographic attitudes, from this documentary approach to a serial paraphrase of the history of photography. The range of attitudes towards the subjects reflects the coping strategies with which the individual encounters the various threats and uncertainties. This applies not only to the photographic individuals, but also to all of us as observers.
in the context of f2 Fotofestival Dortmund
26 October - 1 December 2019
Friday, October 25 at 8 pm
Cortis & Sonderegger
Organisation: Jens Sundheim, Peter Schmieder
Images of works and texts: © the artists
Photos opening / exhibition view: © JS/Künstlerhaus Dortmund, Hannes Woidich
Kindly supported by: Kulturbüro Dortmund, Sparkasse Dortmund, DEW21
Thursday, 7.11. | 7 pm
Opening f2 Fotofestival at Kulturort Depot
Saturday, 9.11. | 8 p.m. to midnight
Festival party with DJane Frau Gelmann
Sunday 17 and 24.11 | 4 pm
Sunday 1.12. | 6 p.m.
Finissage & curator tour