Judith Stenneken is a German artist working in photography, video and installation. She is

based in New York City and Berlin.

 

Stenneken holds a MFA in Photography, Video and Related Media from the School of

Visual Arts New York (2013). She since had solo exhibitions with Galerie f5.6 in Munich

(2016) and Benhadj & Djilali Galerie in Berlin (2017). Flowers Gallery NY showed her most

recent video work ‘Staircase’ as part of the exhibition ‘yes no maybe’ (2018).

 

Stenneken has produced two self-published photo books: LAST CALL (2010) - a project

documenting the slow closure of Berlin’s Tempelhof Airport - and ILLUMINATE

NATURALLY IN DARKNESS (2017) - a poetic dive into a state of transition. Her most recent body of work, a mountain is only a slow wave, will be released in early 2020. 

 

 

ARTIST STATEMENT:

 

“ (…) all is creation, all is change, all is flux, all is metamorphosis.” Henry Miller

 

Everything is ongoing and never finished. Transition is a permanent condition. There is no

beginning, middle and end. There is no sunset, nor is there a sunrise – instead we are the

ones in motion.

 

In my work I use moving and still images of the journey and the voyager. I explore

‘transitory spaces’ like hotel rooms and airports as metaphors to describe transitions as

the sole constant in life and in-betweenness as the state of being. The concepts of

departure and arrival dissolve as the traveler keeps moving - a gravity to constant change.

The voyager's home becomes the hotel room and the airplane. Spaces to pause but never

dwell.