Radical Privacy (2014)

part of Place and Image / Place in Image
curated by Övül Ö. Durmusoglu
Museum of Photography Berlin
November 2014

Radical Privacy describes a practice that actively resists self-commodification, by actively resisting distribution, likes, economic evaluation, followers and other forms of validation. The installation involved 13 private analogue photo albums that were presented in a domestic stage with fireplace, Flokati rug and two chairs with an introductory wall label, in font and style of the museums didactic wall texts.

The staged photo albums, which I bought second hand, included my personal photography mixed in with those of their former owners. The installation questioned notions of intimacy and publicity concentrated in the language of images and their context of reception especially in connection to the role of the institutional art space.