Based on an exercise from a preliminary architecture course at the Bauhaus by Lazlo Moholy - Nagy I developed a technical and aesthetic assignment for young photographers.
He had set the task of constructing objects in such a way putting two materials together and bringing them into balance. It was interesting to see that these models only developed a special appeal through the lighting and photographic perspective of his wife Lucia Moholy. If one looks at her photographs in comparison to museum reproductions of these objects which are conventionally evenly "correctly" illuminated they lose their charm.
My assignment is to transfer conventional things into a photograph - a photographic exercise in the sense of the "new way of seeing" of Bauhaus: Lucia Moholy's photographic approach from 1933 reloaded.
Out of the necessity of having to be at home regularly, I started photographing things from my household. Those things that I use for "Carework": Arrangements done with my child, for example things that are the result of handicraft or play. Reproductive work (taking care of children and the elderly) is still mainly attributed to women and is done by them for free. It is a powerless work in contrast to the socially recognized wage labor. My "Balance Studies" are the attempt to let motive and my own reproductive work fall into each other and thus create images of this invisible work.