22,48 m2, Paris
Galerie 22,48m2 will present a solo show by Austrian artist Claudia Larcher. Claudia Larcher’s work is mainly about architecture. She is interested in places that are connected to history, intimacy and memory, questioning the meaning of “home” and “identity”. Over the last few years she has been working in the field of photo collage, in situ video animation and media installations. Claudia Larcher has also been part of the artistic community PLINQUE since 2008.
The video HEIM and the photographs series ARAKAWA-KU have in common the notion of “heim”. It is a German word that describes the country where one was born, the village where one grew up, but also the house where they spent their childhood and the one one actually lives in. In HEIM Claudia Larcher shows the paternal house: spaces that according to her are linked to feelings of intimacy, familiarity and memories. The spaces she deals with are on the one hand topographic realities and on the other hand, spaces of projection, imagination and memory. The visual constructions combine fixed and moving images and create a technical incertitude that our eyes cannot discern.
ARAKAWA-KU is a series of pictures taken in the district of Arakawaku in the north of Tokyo, Japan, an area where Claudia Larcher was working and living for six months. Unlike the European urban structures, Tokyo consists of an assemblage of independent buildings. The pictures show family houses, each of them built individually. The individual prints differ in size to emphasize the singularity of each house.
Text by Yvonne Ruescher