Performative photography

Performative Photography or Narrative Photography in Leopoldi Style

Playing with open possibilities

It was Niklas Luhmann who said, “…contingent is something that is neither necessary nor impossible; that is, what can be as it is (was, will be), but is also possible otherwise…..”

This scope of open possibilities and freedoms in performative photography, which eludes clearly controlled planning, is what the artist Eva Leopoldi has discovered for herself. However, she does not call her photographic artworks contingent photographs in a scientifically correct way, but prefers the simple and meaningful term Narrative Photography in Leopoldi-style.

This implies, on the one hand, the knowledge of the loss of control and, on the other, the post-processing that turns the playfully preserved images into the stories the artist would like to tell.

I discovered the new term #techspressionism, which a group of committed artists wants to transport into the art world and anchor it there. I think this term is very interesting and I absolutely find myself in it. I use and enjoy the possibilities of chance, but in the final editing I still show concretely with digital processing how my story will turn out.

Particularly noteworthy is the development of the Narrative TV-Pics, which Leopoldi produced during the Corona epidemic. But also the deliberate gesture or the use of long exposure, multiple exposure or the night mode shows the artist’s open, letting-go attitude towards the “captured result”.

Narrative TV-Pics // Gestic Photography // Abstract Photography