Very berry Cosmo II (Suburbia) featuring Radha Mitchell - Limited Edition of 10 Photograph by Stefanie Schneider

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Very berry Cosmo II (Suburbia) featuring Radha Mitchell - Limited Edition of 10

Stefanie Schneider

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Size: 9.4 W x 7.9 H x 0.1 in

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Very berry Cosmo II (Suburbia) featuring Radha Mitchell - Limited Edition of 10

Stefanie Schneider

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Photography: Polaroid, Color, C-type, Photo on Other.

Very berry Cosmo II (Suburbia)
featuring Radha Mitchell
20x24cm, Edition 1/10, 2004.
Digital C-Print based on a Polaroid.
Certificate and signature label.
Artist inventory #20958
Not mounted.

Stefanie Schneider's Suburbia series photographed on the set of "Everything put together" directed by Marc Forster.
The movie poster is not part of the sale.

Suburbs collectively, or the people who live in them
Suburb { a district, especially a residential one, on the edge of a city or large town }
synonyms [Outer edge , Fringes, Periphery, Limits, Outer reaches, Environs ]

...However, in terms of analogy the closest proximity to Schneider’s photographic work is that of film. For many of her titles derive directly from film, in photographic series like OK Corral (1999), Vegas (1999), Westworld (1999), Memorial Day (2001), Primary Colours (2001), Suburbia (2004), The Last Picture Show (2005), and in other examples. Her works also include particular images that are titled Zabriskie Point, a photograph of her sister in an orange wig. Indeed the tentative title for the present publication Stranger Than Paradise is taken from Jim Jarmusch’s film of the same title in 1984. Yet it would be dangerous to take this comparison too far, since her series 29 Palms (1999) presages the later title of a film that appeared only in 2002. What I am trying to say here is that film forms the nexus of American culture, and it is not so much that Schneider’s photographs make specific references to these films (though in some instances they do), but that in referencing them she accesses the same American culture that is being emptied out and scrutinised by her photo-novels. In short her pictorial narratives might be said to strip films of the stereotypical Hollywood tropes that many of them possess. Indeed, the films that have most inspired her are those that similarly deconstruct the same sentimental and increasingly tawdry ‘American Dream’ peddled by Hollywood. These include films like David Lynch’s Blue Velvet (1986), Wild at Heart (1990) The Lost Highway (1997), John Dahl’s The Last Seduction (1994) or films like Ridley Scott’s Thelma and Louise with all its girl-power Bonny and Clyde-type clichés. But they serve no more than as a backdrop, a type of generic tableau from which Schneider might take human and abstracted elements, for as commercial films they are not the product of mere chance and random occurrence. Notwithstanding this observation, it is also clear that the gender deconstructions that the characters in these films so often portray, namely the active role of women possessed of a free and autonomous sexuality (even victim turned vamp), frequently find resonances within the behavioural events taking place in Schneider’s photographs and DVD sequences; the same sense of sexual autonomy that Stefanie Schneider possesses and is personally committed to..."
(Mark Gisbourne, Stranger than Paradise)

Stefanie Schneider received her MFA in Communication Design at the Folkwang Schule Essen, Germany. Her work has been shown at the Museum for Photography, Braunschweig, Museum für Kommunikation, Berlin, the Institut für Neue Medien, Frankfurt, the Nassauischer Kunstverein, Wiesbaden, Kunstverein Bielefeld, Museum für Moderne Kunst Passau, Les Rencontres d'Arles, Foto -Triennale Esslingen.


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