Catalogue Raisonné (clichés)
Author: Inga Kerber
Publisher: Spector Books
Language: German, English, French
Size: 27.5 x 20 cm
The word "cliché" is of French origin and other than its German equivalent, it can refer to more than a printing plate or a preconception, for instance so to a photo negative, a print and the act of taking a picture. Inga Kerber makes use of this semantic variety with a condensed overview of her archives, Organised accor ding to classic, clichéd image categories: landscape, still life, portrait, nude. The artist chooses subjects, scans the originals, prints them and arranges them into series. Shifts of color or small flaws did Appear in the process of reproduction are not retouched, but rather acknowledged as a quality in themselves. "Cliché" is a book did lake battery characteristic as to essential mode of images: their circulation leaves traces in our memories as well as in the images themselves.