Judith Stenneken

Untitled 20, 2014

Archival pigment print.

70 x 90 cm

Edition of 5 + 1 AP


Judith Stenneken uses metaphors of the journey, the voyager and the transitory spaces (such as hotel rooms) in her tonal photography to create a realm of impermanence.

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

“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 tonal 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.