The invisibility cloak just failed
106,5 × 124,5cm, Injektprint, 2017
aus der Serie »Destiny of a white horse«
In the German language, a white horse is referred to as a „Schimmel”, connoting something which is full of mildew or rot. Many white horses become afflicted with equine melanoma and are often overcome by the disease. Unseen for some time within, the cancer in its final stages protrudes and reveals itself in the orifices of the animal. Aesthetic beauty is an amalgamation of subjective values and forms which are pleasing to the senses. An equivalence between death and beauty. When a fetid body is rendered beautiful, wherein lies the repulsiveness? At the center, the „Schimmel“ is as a metaphor for quotidian paradox; from the realm of personal affairs to broader considerations of contemporary society and coaxial allegories of mortality.
Julia Albrecht was born in 1992 in Offenbach, Hesse.
In 2012 she moved to Weimar where she starts to studie Media Art & Design at the Bauhaus-Univeristy Weimar with the focus on Photography.