Katja Stuke’s book, Nationalfeiertag (National Holiday) gives us a photographic departure point for considering a somewhat indirect and open-ended interpretation of this history. Her practice begins with surveillance. The process, two-fold: her tourist-like filming of people in heavily watched and monitored public spaces and her use of the raw footage in a secondary process, where photographs are taken from the screen. The editing is where the work takes shape and sequence. The aesthetic is one of paused video stills – cathode ray tube portraits. read more»»