The fourth exhibition at Uncommon Place presents the latest works of German photographer Constanze Flamme. Her series Troubled Water was shot during two trips she made to Louisiana, USA in 2011 and 2012 and shows both landscape photographs and portraits of residents, documenting the current situation in the country that within a few years has been struck by both hurricane Katrina and the oil spill after the accident of BP's Deepwater Horizon in the Gulf of Mexico.
Without directly depicting the effects of both catastrophes the photographs present impressions of people's everyday life in which their aftermath is still to be sensed subliminally. Despite the profound repercussions people have to cope with they seem to carry an engrained resilience that is somehow present in both the portraits and the scenery. A deeply rooted beauty and strength lies within the vast empty spaces and the gloomy indifference of its inhabitants. As if listening to a blues song the viewer seems to witness both grievance and pride: an environment under persistent distress yet hopefully waiting for a better future.
Constanze Flamme was born 1981 in Husum, Germany. She studied Communication Design in Potsdam and photography in Amsterdam and received travel and project grants from Academy of Arts, Berlin (2011) and VG Bild-Kunst (2012). Her photo series is shown for the first time in Berlin in two seperate spaces. The main exhibition takes place at Uncommon Place whereas there will be a special two week period with additional material and a slide show at Galerie erstererster.