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Anja Engelke


Room 125




With her work Room 125, Anja Engelke has fulfilled a dream: the dream of inhabiting a picture, or more precisely, of entering a photograph and changing its content. The starting point for Engelke's unusual photo project was the artwork Room 125 by the American artist Stephen Shore. The latter traveled through the United States in 1973 to document his everyday experiences and his homeland in photographs. The image shows the photographer's hotel room, framed so that only his legs and feet on the bed are visible. Forty-five years later, Engelke reconstructed the photograph in her own home and documented her life inside the photograph of Room 125, a literal reframing of "photographic" history.

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