Reise der Fotografin
Series of hand crafted analogue prints from negative
The material taken from the print media is thus inscribed in a new photographic context by Witek in the most varied ways. By drawing on photographs that already establish a special semantics, but fragmenting them, cutting them up and putting them back together in a way they were not intended for, she uses an inter-media or intertextual process: signs are repeated differently and shifted into a new pictorial universe of meaning. A specific example is a photograph by the architectural photographer Julius Shulman of the Entenza House, built by Charles Eames and Eero Saarinen, which was the model for Die Reise der Fotografin. The original semantics of the picture are “rewritten” by the further processing and are thereby open for new content.
Excerpt from “Photographs About Photography”, in Anita Witek: Originalausgabe/Original Issue, p.29