View 2020

View – About the German Alpine Road

The work “About the German Alpine Road” is dealing with the 484 km long vacation road that runs north of the Alps through the Allgäu and the Bavarian Oberland. From this setting starts an intensive examination of the region and the mechanisms of landscape pictures. The starting point of the documentary-based images is the treatment of nature, as well as the visual presentation of traces of various degrees of controlling intervention.

In terms of motifs, the work foremost addresses plastic and metal obstructions – elements that, in their pragmatic protective functions, are often perceived as a visual distraction. Image-wise, Schrödinger triggers notions of landscape images, in order to then break them. This break feeds on a flat visual effect that results from artificial light, regional topography, but also photographic means such as cropping and perspective. The work also refuses a timeless atmosphere of contemplation of nature.

Olympic 2020

Olympic – About the German Alpine Road

The work “About the German Alpine Road” is dealing with the 484 km long vacation road that runs north of the Alps through the Allgäu and the Bavarian Oberland. From this setting starts an intensive examination of the region and the mechanisms of landscape pictures. The starting point of the documentary-based images is the treatment of nature, as well as the visual presentation of traces of various degrees of controlling intervention.

In terms of motifs, the work foremost addresses plastic and metal obstructions – elements that, in their pragmatic protective functions, are often perceived as a visual distraction. Image-wise, Schrödinger triggers notions of landscape images, in order to then break them. This break feeds on a flat visual effect that results from artificial light, regional topography, but also photographic means such as cropping and perspective. The work also refuses a timeless atmosphere of contemplation of nature.

no surfers no ducks #04 2020

No surfers – no ducks

“Vom Plätschern, Sprudeln und Glucken eines Baches” (eng. Of the babbling, bubbling and gurgling of a brook) deals with the image of nature as a mirror of society. On the occasion of the call for proposals for the revitalization of the city stream in Herzog-Wilhelm-Park – by Green City e.V. and Platform München – this work was created, which takes a look at Munich’s city streams that have been spared from clearance programs. Beyond clichés, the images search for fragmentary stratifications of the city. The intention is not to provoke a dichotomy between organic elements and geometric infrastructure, but to expose the overlays and transformations of the city as a site of possibility.

The photographs are echoed in a textual work that pointedly illustrates various imaginative worlds of urban streams in the 20th/21st centuries.

Note: The text above was written by the Artist. No modification was made by COCA.

Franziska Schrödinger

Germany

https://franziska-schroedinger.de/

Franziska Schrödinger (b. 1991) studied at the Folkwang University of the Arts Essen (M.A. Photography Studies & Practice) and at the University of Applied Sciences Munich (B.A. Fotodesign).

In her projects she deals with social issues of our coexistence and the nature surrounding us. She realizes her artistic approach in a documentary, subjective manner in the medium of photography. Besides the interest in the world, the reflection of the image per se and the photographic form of showing is always present.

She is based in Munich, Germany.

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