From Germany. Lives and works in Offenbach.
Some Sort of Now
The photographic series Some Sort of Now shows Brichta’s staged worlds paired with the architectural cosmos of the Spanish architect Ricardo Bofill. With their large surface area and overlapping building sections, Bofill’s work offers numerous perspectives and forms an ideal basis for a translation into Brichta’s pictorial language. Ricardo Bofill’s architecture has a way of playing with the private and social spaces of the buildings – the inner and the outer world of its inhabitants. They merge in unexpected ways and give an insight into his own interpretation of connectivity. This approach can also be found in Brichta’s artistic process. She constantly explores the boundaries between the intimate, personal and the outer rational world in search of a balance. In this series of photographs, fragments of human bodies fuse with the concrete structure of the buildings and break up the hard architecture with their curves and fragility. This creates a very personal approach to the architect’s surrealist constructions.
Carefully placed limbs, bending to frame the world that is to be discovered. Through mere fragments and glimpses they serve to illustrate the emotion of this world. The abstracted bodies are separated from their identities in order to merge with their environment. These photographs describe a utopian world in which the confining edges of the buildings seem to dissolve. The existing geometry of the architecture in interaction with the curves of the human body call into question the division of space. It is not possible to determine which walls further define the boundaries of the space and where they lead. These moments of irritation and the resulting questions accompany the photographs, preventing stagnation and giving space to individual perception. The static construct of architecture becomes an almost flowing structure in which the human body constitutes the supporting element.