Big Bears, High Pumps
The photographic work investigates outdated clichés about Russian women and deals with the feeling that in Western society one must always justify oneself for one’s own origins. The question of the timeliness and reality of the clichés and person(s) behind the pictures remains open.
Although the pictures pick up on familiar symbols that can be classified as Eastern Europe, they do not provide a clear answer. The decision as to which image is to be recognized as true, where is the reality and where the (self-)irony and (self-)staging, is left to the viewer.