Katrin Jaquet | neg (2019-21)
The series "neg" is about family photography. Starting from a very personal approach, I try to approach general issues.
When my mother died a few years ago, I took over all the family photos. There are chronologically arranged albums, but also boxes full of unsorted pictures from five generations.
What is missing are the negatives. The old negatives ended up in the trash years ago, and there were never any negatives of the newer pictures of my own family, only files.
I'm interested in the idea of the negative as a potential - technically, aesthetically, and psychologically.
So I produce the negatives digitally. I overlay them with positives, combining similar motifs from different generations. In doing so, I look for the point where positive and negative melt into something new that corresponds to my inner, contradictory image and at the same time goes beyond it.