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NO NEED FOR A TRIP TO DELPHY, IF WE CAN TAKE A SELPHY

In ‘No need for a trip to Delphy, if we can take a Selphy’ Johanna Braun addresses the bizarre tendency of selfportrayal. She places a bed into public space at Rüdikopf, Lech (altitudes of 2.350 meteres) and invites visitors to join her under the blanket. In this intimate situation she creates Polaroid pictures that reveal more about the communication attempt between the artist and the visitor than about the two interacting individuals themselves. Here again we see the artist as a ghostly presence that haunts those uncanny Selphy’s of her visitors.

Festival LegeArtis, Lech (curated by Anna Khodorkovskaya), September, 2014.