(~ a collision of notes ++ excerpts, september 2019)

this is a time of utmost urgency; the stakes could not be higher <> can you imagine Earth without the sound of living? > you are your books, your books are lies, we are the kids in trouble > your thrones are cold and high and made of skulls and money > this is a time of noise, rage and shifting priorities > it is a time for hope and for community > this is a time for love; connected, not apart > this is a time that needs us >< the kids are in trouble > the birds are in trouble < the moth and the alpine ash are in trouble > we are in trouble > this is a time for wildening, and for a language that is felt >> what is at stake is that which gives us life and makes us be

Acknowledgement:

With deep-felt thanks to ReadingRoom (Naarm Melbourne), with whom the kids are in trouble was first made and shown (2019).

About the artist

Katrin Koenning is a German/Australian photographer based in Naarm (Melbourne) Australia, on unceded Wurundjeri country. Drawing on the currencies of the document, Koenning’s work moves across text and still and moving images, at times including found materials. In her extended image-dialogues she uses fragments and slippages to suggest narrative spaces, communities and lived experiences that are open, fluid and multiplicit. Intimacy, relationality and interconnection form the core of much of her work. She has been recipient of multiple awards and her work is regularly exhibited in Australian and international solo and group exhibitions including presentations at Paris Photo 2017 and Hamburg Triennial of Photography, Deichtorhallen Hamburg, Germany 2018.

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