Friederike Von Rauch
Season 3 · Episode 7
Born in 1967 in Freiburg, Germany, Friederike von Rauch creates large-scale photographs that capture places, where mere forgotten objects hint at a long bygone human presence. Monasteries, deserted rooms, museums closed to the public and abandoned construction sites are von Rauch's favorite motifs which she captures in colors so desaturated that they almost seem dreamlike or painted. To achieve the seemingly instantaneous perfection reflected in her photographs, von Rauch works methodically and with great precision. For her 2018 exhibition „insgeheim“ („in secret“) in Paris, she collaborated with the iconic East German techno producer Marcel Dettmann of Berghain fame who provided eerie soundscapes to her haunting still-life and architectural studies. In her STRRR episode, Friederike von Rauch talks extensively about Le Corbusier’s monastery Sainte-Marie de La Tourette, Thomas Demand’s stunning stop-motion film “Pacific Sun”, the late German paintress Agnes Martin and a lot more.
Interview + 2nd Camera: Max Dax, DOP + editing: Lucia Lux, Photo: Lucia Lux, Animations: TOPE, Introduction: Craig Holiday Haynes,