Judith Stenneken

Untitled #43 (The Ship of Theseus), 2017

Archival pigment print.

61 x 91 cm

Edition of 5 + 1 AP


Facade photography, and the questioning of real and false, is a feature in the photographs of Judith Stenneken. ‘Untitled #43‘ from Judith Stenneken’s series ‘a mountain is only a slow wave’, on first glance, seems to portray an example of ancient past. As seen, she creates contrast by the natural shadow and tone of the stone facade in her  photography. Both new and old parts of the exterior are visible, illustrating the exploration of civilisation and decay in her use of facade photography.

Throughout this body of work, Judith Stenneken explores themes of fluidity, physical state and identity.

‘What if we leave our fear of change behind and accept that change is constant? What if we embrace change, make it our ally and learn how to live consciously in and through and with it in every moment?’

This work is part of Stenneken’s series ‘a mountain is only a slow wave’. The works in the series emphatically portray an alternate perception of the world. In essence, the black-and-white series is intended to seen as a whole body of work. Stenneken uses metaphors throughout to address issues of through facade photography.