You and Me
Katja Stuke‘s and Oliver Sieber‘s collaborative project You and Me started with the history of Indira, a Bosnian-born refugee who lived in Düsseldorf in the 90s before moving to the USA.
The connection between Bosnia, Germany and the USA due to war, religion, leaving, home or homelessness: Katja Stuke and Oliver Sieber also ask questions about their own relationship to these topic, asking what they have been doing in Germany during the war in Bosnia, tried to find their own place in the cities they travelled to; they found other people and stories on their trip: a perspective to the present situation and to the future. They found so many different connection between the three countries through military and politics but also through music, pop culture, movies; and they found some connection to photography and photo history through the Susan Sontag Square in Sarajevo.
Landscape photographs, black/white and colour images, taken with several different cameras, using different photographic technologie and material. The photographs are taken by Katja Stuke and Oliver Sieber, not revealing the authorship of each single image and made possible through the support of the Museum of Contemporary Photography Chicago.
Katja Stuke e Oliver Sieber’s project is part of the group exhibition Dalla via Emilia al mondo, curated by Diane Dufour, Elio Grazioli and Walter Guadagnini.