Overview participating exhibitions
IN VIVO | the nature of nature
Claire Laude’s images are transient puzzle pieces, showing nature as if it were another world in a play on the meaning of ‘presence’. She considers the act of perception, as something ambiguous in which reality, memory and poetry come together. In WHEN WATER COMES TOGETHER WITH OTHER WATER, after the title of a poem by Raymond Carver, Claire Laude combines landscape photography with installations of found materials. She takes the remains of plants and trees out of their normal context and manipulates them. She does the same with traces of former presence in places where something or someone once lived. By combining elements of humanity, place and timelessness with faded colours and a minimal composition, Laude emphasises the vulnerability of the relationship between body and nature.
Claire Laude (France, 1975) studied art and architectural photography in Berlin; at the Fotografie am Schiffbauerdamm and the Ostkreuzschule. In 2013, she trained as a curator at the Berlin University of the Arts. Her work has been shown in solo and group exhibitions in Germany, France, the United Kingdom, Russia and the United States. Laude has lived and worked in Berlin since 1997.