Joachim Brohm & Valentina Seidel – TRINITY
Publisher: Snoeck, 2016
Hardcover, 232 pages, English/German
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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.