The Unhomely Stage

PhotographerAnnett Reimer
PrizeSelf-portrait / Best New Talent
Entry Description

The Unhomely Stage addresses the relationship between body, place and memory. The location of the work holds high importance, as does the performance, the location used is of high personal value. I used the home of my grandmother as a Surrealist stage to explore femininity, sexuality and loss. The Unhomely Stage is set at a house that has not been lived in for almost a decade. The house has been left completely furnished and nothing has been removed since when it was lived in. There is a presence of memories colliding with the large uninhibited space. The female body is fragmented and dismembered, fracturing the power of the photographic gaze. The performances are quiet, yet powerful evocations of a hidden unknown.

About Photographer

Annett Reimer, born 1984 in Sweden. Moved to United Kingdom after completed one year photographic studies in Finland in 2005, to continue her studies at the University for the Creative Arts in Maidstone, from where she graduated in 2008 with a First Class joint honours degree in Photography and Video. Reimers work has been internationally exhibited around Scandinavia and in the United Kingdom, being shortlisted for the AOP Student awards and ADAA, as well as being a part of several other group exhibitions, such as the prestigious New Nordic Photography exhibition at the Hasselblad Center in Sweden. Reimer graduated in 2011 with a Master of Arts in Photography at the Royal College of Art in London. www.areimer.co.uk