ILSE SCHRAMA PHOTOGRAPHY

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The Orphic Longings (2008 - 2011)


familie
Family delibration

Art Photography
Sleeping girl

Art Photography
Man and his newspapers

Art Photography
The love affair I

vrijen
The love affair II

Art Photography
The girl

Art Photography
The boy

Nude
The woman


The child

Art Photography
The man

Writer
The writing


About 'The Orphic Longings'

In 2007, Ilse Schrama experimented with her 4 x 5 inch camera with bulky waste from the street, initially without a goal. At the same time she was intensely studying her photo archive. She began to combine these photos and made a start with the development of the technique she uses ever since.

The word 'Orphic' refers to the Greek Orpheus myth. Orpheus charmed everyone with his music, even wild animals. He met Eurydice, but lost her after a snake bit her. Orpheus traveled to Hades and enchanted the rulers of the underworld with his art. They let Eurydice go on the condition that Orpheus would not look back. But he failed and lost her again. Ilse was attracted by the variety of emotions in the myth. The photos that initially had to be about love, transformed into a series about children, adultery, loneliness, lust and desire.

The photographic collages interrogate the relationship between reality and virtual representation. The images, taken out of their natural context, are imagined as modern mosaics.  On the surface the aesthetic value of a photographic element presents itself as a cover for another conceptual research into the alternative, undefined space.


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