My work deals with the investigation of social constructions, especially cultural identity, as a fixed point of political debate and division. Both photography and society are treated as spaces of fiction whose authority is based on established and consolidated narratives that must be questioned by artistic means. The ramified trace of the real becomes a trace through the world, which is laid and blurred by images. In addition to the thematic debate, my research focusses on questioning the medium’s mechanisms of action. The rapid development from a ghostly image to omnipresent means of reproduction and camera-independent algorithms offers a variety of interpretative approaches to what photography can and wants, and how these possibilities and desires are mutually dependent and changing. By working with images and processing them in different media and forms of presentation, I want to confront these topics.

Tim Bruns | born 1988 | 2010 photo assistant Jörg Singer, Leipzig | 2012 photo editorial department GEO, Hamburg | 2013 Photo Assistant Muga Miyahara, Tokyo | 2014 Bachelor of Science, Media Informatics, Harz University of Applied Sciences, Wernigerode | since 2017 Master studies, Photography, Burg Giebichenstein University of Art and Design Halle | Exhibitions in Halle, Bonn, Belfast, Wernigerode, Tokyo