Family of choice

Work in progress since 2020

Agata, 2020
Cihan, 2022
Hands I, 2020
Amelie, 2020
Cihan, 2019
Hands II, 2020
Hannah, 2021
Cihan, 2021
Stefanie, 2021
Hands III, 2021
Lexia, 2020
Agata, 2021
f/stop Festival 2021, Spinnerei Leipzig
f/stop Festival 2021, Spinnerei Leipzig
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Agata, 2020
C-print laminated on AluDibond, 62 x 50 cm
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Cihan, 2022
C-print laminated on AluDibond, 62 x 50 cm
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Hands I, 2020
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Amelie, 2020
C-print laminated on AluDibond, 62 x 50 cm
Für das Bild liegt keine Beschreibung vor.
Cihan, 2019
C-print laminated on AluDibond, 62 x 50 cm
Für das Bild liegt keine Beschreibung vor.
Hands II, 2020
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Hannah, 2021
C-print laminated on AluDibond, 62 x 50 cm
Für das Bild liegt keine Beschreibung vor.
Cihan, 2021
C-print laminated on AluDibond, 62 x 50 cm
Für das Bild liegt keine Beschreibung vor.
Stefanie, 2021
C-print laminated on AluDibond, 62 x 50 cm
Für das Bild liegt keine Beschreibung vor.
Hands III, 2021
Für das Bild liegt keine Beschreibung vor.
Lexia, 2020
C-print laminated on AluDibond, 62 x 50 cm
Für das Bild liegt keine Beschreibung vor.
Agata, 2021
C-print laminated on AluDibond, 62 x 50 cm
Für das Bild liegt keine Beschreibung vor.
f/stop Festival 2021, Spinnerei Leipzig
Für das Bild liegt keine Beschreibung vor.
f/stop Festival 2021, Spinnerei Leipzig
Family of choice

Work in progress since 2020

„The political crisis in the wake of the pandemic has proved, with what violence and ignorance many conjured norms in our society exclude people: [...] The norm of family and partner*hood. The norm of the nuclear family as a safe haven. [...] Around the same time, queer people criticized the Covid restrictions introduced by the German states regarding the reduced contact laws and regulations over Christmas: If people are only allowed to celebrate with selected people from their immediate family circle, how is this form of connection defined? Through blood relations - in their archaic sense? What if I want to spend the holidays not with the grumpy Nazi grandfather, but with my best friend with whom I share my life? What about families of my own choosing, communities of life that have abandoned traditional connection through consanguinity and marriage?“ 1

The nuclear family is regarded by German society as an institution and stands for a subjective state of well-being. This image, as well as the political interest in the perfect family is so deeply and firmly manifested in German society that all new forms of family structures have a very hard time gaining acceptance and recognition.

For me trust, loyalty and honesty are the most important elements of an interpersonal relationship. These elements are not automatically given but must be built and nurtured. I look for them in very close friendships. I define these persons with whom I have deep interpersonal relationships and love, as my family of choice.

1 Seyda Kurt, Radikale Zärtlichkeit, S. 18 - 19