Judith Stenneken

Untitled 44, 2012

Archival pigment print.

16 x 20 cm

Edition of 5 + 1 AP


Judith Stenneken’s textural photography uses metaphors of the journey, the voyager and transitory spaces (like hotel rooms) to create a realm of impermanence.

This work is part of the series ‘illuminate naturally in darkeness’.

“It is almost banal to say so, yet it needs to be stressed continually: all is creation, all is change, all is flux, all is metamorphosis.”

This textural photography deals with the seemingly simple fact that Henry Miller states so clearly in this quote. Everything is ongoing and never finished. Transition is a constant condition. There is no beginning, middle and end. There is no sunset, nor is there a sunrise – instead we are the ones in constant motion.

The concepts of departure and arrival dissolve, as the traveler keeps moving. The voyager’s home becomes the hotel room and the airplane. Spaces to pause but never to dwell.