Silke Schönfeld

DE, 1988
  • resident
    • 2020 – 2022

Artist statement

Silke Schönfeld‘s cinematographic works range between documentary and fiction to varying degrees, as personal stories are intertwined with historical and social structures. As a participatory observer she brings people into focus, be they individual protagonists or social groups. Her interest lies in unspeakable human experience. While following her protagonists, she documents memories, rituals, ideologies, and processes of identity formation. Her films do not claim to offer a detailed portrayal or a complete recording of events, focusing instead on subtle social phenomena and structures shaped by communities. Her camera is persistent. The shots are long, depicting interiors and landscapes as though they were still-lifes. In the process of shooting, she dives into specific contexts, confronting her own biases, utilising ambiguity, and questioning the authenticity of moving images.

Uit het Open Archief getagged met Silke Schönfeld

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    • Silke Schönfeld photographed by Verena Blok
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    • I may always ask her anything [prologue], 2022, 15 min., installation view
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    • I may always ask her anything [prologue], 2022, 15 min., installation view
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    • I may always ask her anything [prologue], 2022, 15 min., installation view
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    • Family Business, exhibition view, commissioned by Urbane Künste Ruhr for Ruhr Ding: Klima, three channel video installation in a former McDonald’s restaurant, Herne, 2021, photo Daniel Sadrowski
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    • Family Business, exhibition view, commissioned by Urbane Künste Ruhr for Ruhr Ding: Klima, three channel video installation in a former McDonald’s restaurant, Herne, 2021, photo Daniel Sadrowski
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    • Family Business, exhibition view, commissioned by Urbane Künste Ruhr for Ruhr Ding: Klima, three channel video installation in a former McDonald’s restaurant, Herne, 2021, photo Daniel Sadrowski
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    • Family Business, exhibition view, commissioned by Urbane Künste Ruhr for Ruhr Ding: Klima, three channel video installation in a former McDonald’s restaurant, Herne, 2021, photo Daniel Sadrowski
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    • Family Business, exhibition view, commissioned by Urbane Künste Ruhr for Ruhr Ding: Klima, three channel video installation in a former McDonald’s restaurant, Herne, 2021, photo Daniel Sadrowski
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    • Family Business, exhibition view, commissioned by Urbane Künste Ruhr for Ruhr Ding: Klima, three channel video installation in a former McDonald’s restaurant, Herne, 2021, photo Daniel Sadrowski
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    • Rhetorics of the Unknown, installation view, Beyond all reasonable measure, solo exhibition at KIT (Düsseldorf, DE), 2021, photo Ivo Faber
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    • Rhetorics of the Unknown, installation view, Beyond all reasonable measure, solo exhibition at KIT (Düsseldorf, DE), 2021, photo Ivo Faber
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    • One Percent – imagined communities, installation view, Beyond all reasonable measure, solo exhibition at KIT (Düsseldorf, DE), 2021, photo Ivo Faber
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    • Mönchszüge – invented traditions part two, installation view, Beyond all reasonable measure, solo exhibition at KIT (Düsseldorf, DE), 2021, photo Ivo Faber
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    • One Percent – imagined communities, installation view, Beyond all reasonable measure, solo exhibition at KIT (Düsseldorf, DE), 2021, photo Ivo Faber
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    • Mainacht – invented traditions part one, installation view, Beyond all reasonable measure, solo exhibition at KIT (Düsseldorf, DE), 2021, photo Ivo Faber

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