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Takeover: #155 Cleo Wächter


Photo by @har_riot
Cleo Wächter: Instagram/Website

Cleo Wächter creates inquisitive, curious, poetic and hopeful artworks, inspired by the connection between people and their environment. She graduated in Documentary Photography from the Royal Academy of Arts in The Hague and has recently completed her Masters in Visual and Media Anthropology at Freie Universität Berlin. Photography and anthropology are tools to dive into, investigate and encounter her fascinations.

"I am always looking at how I can translate photography into other media, materials and space. I am currently working with texts, maps, data and installations."

Science, geology, landscape architecture, urban practice and social geography are woven into her art, through research, methods and subjects. The way the Dutch landscape is changing and being monitored and the relationship between the inhabitants and trees of Berlin are amongst her recent projects. This characterizes Cleo's focus on our relationship with our environment.

"Even though I photograph landscapes, it is always about people. I love investigating places where you can see that there is an encounter or concurrence of things. Traces of people or nature in the city. There where nature and people come together, and what meaning we give to a place, that fascinates me."

This week Cleo will show us an array of previous and current works and projects, such as the Anthropocene, City/Trees and Shadows. Next to that, she will take us with her behind the scenes on the stories: expect some walks, observations and inspirations.

"I hope my work encourages attention, that people have more attention to other themes. It is an invitation to notice."

#155 (22/03 - 26/03, 2021) written by Anisa Demirci and Cheyenne Pattiwaël