Natascha Seideneck – Disaster Archive

Natascha has a secret fascination with what the limit of beauty versus guilt is.  Her Disaster Archive is a collection that focuses on this limit; it’s all about “making people feel bad about feeling good”.  Initially catalyzed by her tsunami piece in the Satellite Series, she sought to continue the theme despite her discomfort using the images of such a catastrophic event.  Further inspiration came from the professor Paul Virilio and his theories on the “original accident”, and from Natascha’s thoughts on how we as humans interact with nature and its disasters.

She used appropriated images, manipulated them to into a negative and resin cooked the prints.  “I don’t like taking a picture and putting it on the wall.  I’m taking the picture out of the rectangle.”  Because she’s always interested in the underlying power of photography, “Negatives speak about the ultimate truth of photography” and makes the images in her work seem more believable.

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