LAURA MARIA GÖRNER
graduated at UE Berlin 2022, student of Prof. Katharina Mayer and Prof. Matthias Leupold
born 1998 in Luckenwalde | lives and works in Düsseldorf / Berlin
The boundary is only where I set it for myself.
And how shall I know where it is, until I have encountered it myself?
But the moment of the encounter is its surpassing at the same time and so my reality expands - continuously.
The food of the artist is the outside, the world that surrounds us. We only have to look and face the encounters openly.
My art wanders in the paths of my memories, my life story, my environment, my era. Critical, sensitive or unconventional, my perceptions circle around the psychology, behavior and emotionality of the human being, its society and culture.
Each subject is meant for more than only one medium. In documentary as well as artistic works of photography and language, I leave room for experiments, for coincidences. Often cinematic, painterly as well as handcrafted medias merge with them.
I always want to create an atmosphere and a space, so people can connect through agreement or controversion.
I love the process, the unraveling in action to end up seeing the understanding in the work itself without having known it before. It's that moment when I am suddenly closer to my own being, that makes me understand the complexities of this world and myself a little more. But the unraveling does not stop. Art encounters and begins to expand as if it is a living being. So where is the border?
It's diffuse, a melting pot of contrasts, that we need to understand and to be. To understand what we are and that we are.
We live inside an explosive continuum, in repetition, distortion, transformation....
PHOTO+ DÜSSELDORF – BIENNALE FOR VISUAL AND SONIC MEDIA
onomato e.V. / Impro97, Düsseldorf, group exhibition, 2022
YOUKALI – KURT WEILL FEST
Meisterhaus Feininger, Dessau, solo exhibition, 2022
DAS SICHTBARE IM VERBORGENEN
onomato e.V., Düsseldorf, artist book group exhibition, 2022
TURN THE TIDE
UE Berlin, Berlin, graduates exhibition, 2022
DANCE WITH THE DESERT – 1700 JAHRE JÜDISCHES LEBEN IN DEUTSCHLAND
onomato e.V., Düsseldorf, group exhibition, 2021
Frauenmuseum Bonn, Bonn, group exhibition, 2021
VJOSA, THE BLUE HEART OF EUROPE – EMOP BERLIN
UE Berlin, Berlin, group exhibition / film screening, 2020
HIDDEN – ALISEO ART PROJECT
Aliseo GmbH, Gengenbach, group exhibition, 2019
PROJECTS | WORKSHOPS
photo stipendium and symposium, Lieberose, 2022
DREI OhPER GROSCHEN – AUS DER STADT DER LASTERSTEINE
essay magazine and photo reportage homeless people, fiftyfifty Straßenmagazin, Düsseldorf, 2022
3-month assistance and video documentation, Buchbinderei Mergemeier, Düsseldorf, 2022
1700 JAHRE JÜDISCHES LEBEN IN DEUTSCHLAND
cooperation-project UE Berlin, HSD Düsseldorf, Bezalel Academy Jerusalem, 2020 - 2022
photobook project, with Katharina Mayer, Berlin, 2020
KURT WEILL YEAR
photo and film project, with Vladimir Korneev (singer-artist in residence at Kurt Weill Fest 2020), Berlin/München/Dessau, 2019 - 2020
VJOSA – BEING OF ALBANIA
photo/film workshop and reportage, with Matthias Leupold, Albania/Berlin, 2019
THE BRIDGE OF LIGHT – NYC
photo workshop, with Todd Weinstein/Thomas Keller, New York City/Berlin, 2019
ALISEO ART PROJECT
lost place art-project, Aliseo GmbH, Gengenbach, 2019
GEBEN UND NEHMEN
photo project, fiftyfifty Straßenmagazin, Düsseldorf/Berlin, 2019
HISTORICAL PHOTO TECHNIQUES
analog photo workshop, with Borut Peterlin, Berlin, 2018
DAS MÄDCHEN MIT DEN SCHWEFELHÖLZERN
photo competition, fiftyfifty Straßenmagazin, Düsseldorf/Berlin, 2018