What will be different Tomorrow?
12 Jan, 2023
Think nothing, feel nothing, see nothing, the idea of nothing(ness) has a long history as a concept of negation in language, as an abstract school of thinking in philosophy and as a creative act in art. From it emerges in the end - to be everything, or not Within the environment of this concept, one quickly comes up against the limits of logical thinking and gets caught in paradoxes. But it is precisely this contradictoriness that creates the framework, for expressing a relationship with the world that, like the term itself, is characterised by opposites. Feeling, state, space, subject - what is nothingness, and what is it, that it is not? War, pandemic, rapid developments in digitalisation confront one with one's own question about the meaning of existence. The substance of life seems so incredibly uncertain. Philosophy says humans determines their own being, is a human a being without content? Presence within the absence is what makes me blossom and think that I have not yet found my content.
Steven Natusch (*1993 born in Berlin) is an artist who lives and works in Dortmund, Germany. He is currently studying photography (MA) at the FH Dortmund. In his work, he seeks to use photographic images as a visual-lyrical language that primarily negotiates emotional states, existential questions, and elemental experiences. In his photographs, which are usually neither time nor place bound, his work moves non-linearly through worlds of magical realism to create a state of concern. His photographic works have been shown at the Rencontres d'Arles, among others, he was nominated for the Portfolio Prize of the Imago Lisboa Photo Festival 2021 and was nominated for the Kassel Dummy Award 2022. In this year, he was also selected by GUP Magazine for FRESH EYES as one of the top 100 emerging photographers of Europe.