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Kathrin Günter

Backside on the Scene


© Kathrin Guenter

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About the series

Star Shots - A photographic series in three parts

Leaving behind these easy-to-identify aesthetics, the protagonists of the second part, Star shots II, both in front of and behind the camera, come out of their protective camouflage to carefully assist each other in finally choosing and publishing the most suitable moment.

Focusing on young female media stars, Star shots 2 reveals the pseudo scandal beneath the alleged perfect appearance of celebrities within paparazzi photography. Widely documented and broad casted disasters, such as Kate Moss' affection for cocaine or Britney Spears' inability to successfully park her car, are just a few examples to be reenacted by the artist herself in the photographic series.

Star shots 2 visualizes the crack in the mask, which, seductively glittering, slowly gives way under the pressure of constant observation and the inevitably destructive desire of self in-scene-ing, to eventually break open, scattering the myriad alleged scandals and tragedies, which the hungry public eye is waiting for day after day: The blank bareness in all its eerie, dazzling splinters. This series emphasizes the absurdity on which the female star cult is based and on the damaging consequences that a daily in-scene-ing can extend to.

Full Artwork Details
Artist: Kathrin Günter
Title: Backside on the Scene
Date: 2007
Medium: Photography
Medium Category: Collage
Original Dimensions:
Copyright: Kathrin Guenter
ArtSlant Awards: Selected as part of the Newest Print Editions Curation Category
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Tags: gossip, PAPARAZZI, celebrity, glossy, colour, pop, star, scandalous, pink, Booty, Boots

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