Practice: Photography Installation
Date of Lecture: 1999-01-21
Working with photography, artists’ books and installation, Sophie Ristelheuber’s work stems from an obsession with traces and tracks left on both the human body and the landscape. This interest has led her to Beirut, Kuwait and Bosnia as well as to the conflicts that have scarred those countries. As an artist using photography, and not as a photojournalist, Ristelhueber has, through her work, explored “the physical manifestations of conflict and violence” (Cheryl Brutvan).
In 1996, Ristelhueber’s work was included in New Photography 12 at the Museum of Modern Art in New York and has since been the subject of numerous solo exhibitions including Sophie Ristelhueber: Details of the World at the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston in the fall of 2001.
Sophie Ristelhueber lectured in conjunction with her exhibition at the Power Plant in Toronto, January 23 – April 5, 1999.