imaginable I, obsessive objects
obsessive I, imaginable objects


Josef Sudek Studio


Sabine Reinfeld
Sabine Reinfeld (*1976, Leipzig, DE) works primarily performatively and with the media of video and photography. With her precisely presented sequences of movement or excessively repeated gestures, she takes up classic elements of performance art and illustrates physical action as a means of creating images. Based on her analysis of certain role models, Reinfeld presents situational and ephemeral actions that deal with questions of personal and media staging of identity. She uses a growing archive of stage settings, props and figures developed by her own to address the mutual influence of media images, ideally charged places and the people acting in them in space-filling performances and formats. She is a graduate of the University of the Arts, Berlin. Her works have recently been on display, among others: Kunstraum Kreuzberg / Bethanien, Berlin (2018); Los Angeles Contemporary Archive (2018); Städtische Kunsthalle Munich (2008); Künstlerhaus Stuttgart (2007).


Stephanie Kiwitt
Anna Voswinckel
Tereza Rudolf


4/9/2020  6 pm


5/9–11/10 2020

…everything around us, dead or alive, in the eyes of a crazy photographer mysteriously takes on many variations, so that a seemingly dead object comes to life through light or by its surroundings … To capture some of this – I suppose that’s lyricism.“ – Josef Sudek’s poetic exploration of reproducing objects of art has been the starting point and inspiration of Sabine Reinfeld’s site-specific installation and photography, which she conceived exclusively for the festival. In connection with Sudek, the artist obsessively examines the topic of reproduction through performative photography. By projecting multiple layers of photo negatives onto herself, Reinfeld is encountering her own body as an object, as well as re-animating Sudek’s archived images. This work process is complemented by self-portraits, shot in the gardens of Atelier Josefa Sudka and Villa Rothmayer, referring to Sudek’s own reproductions of outdoor sculptures. The artist’s body confronts, acts, mediates – a practice Reinfeld describes as a battle of “extreme narcissism versus the intensity of things”. 

As a closing event of the exhibition on the 10th of October, Reinfeld will activate the installation and visualize the conception and production process of the work through a live performance.

Sabine Reinfeld: Drawing, C-Print, 2020
Sabine Reinfeld: Drawing II, C-Print, 2020
Sabine Reinfeld: Hummer, C-Print, 2020


Exhibition opening, Atelier Josefa Sudka, 09/2020

The Fotograf Festival is organised by the Fotograf 07 z.s., and held under the auspices of the Mayor of Prague, and with the support of the City Council of Prague (400 000 CZK), the Czech Ministry of Culture and State Fund of Culture.

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