Joachim Brohm & Valentina Seidel – TRINITY


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Joachim Brohm & Valentina Seidel – TRINITY
Publisher: Snoeck, 2016
Hardcover, 232 pages, English/German
Size: 33x22cm
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The consecration of a new church in May 2015 was the end of an odyssey for a Leipzig parish community that has lasted for over seventy years. With the construction of the new building by Schulz & Schulz architects, St Trinitas has returned to the center of the city: pro­m­inently situated right across from the monumental town-hall built in 1905. A series of about 120 carefully selected photographs follow the continuous changes at the construction-site between 2012 and 2015. The evolving new architecture also provides the backdrop for a selection of portraits: teenagers celebrating their holy confirmation, workmen of multinational origin as well as the artists that were commissioned to develop works for the building. By integrating a number of additional photographs from different artistic projects into the flow of the series, Joachim Brohm and Valentina Seidel develop an unexpected and complex visual nar­rative, lead­ing viewers far beyond the boundaries of conventional documentation.

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