Stephanie movalls Fotografien und Filme, die sie als bewegte Fotografien bezeichnet, zeigen den Körper, das Wesen und die Haltung im Alltag, in der Performance und in Handlungs-/Themenräumen, die Stephanie movall konstruiert oder findet.
In München 1974 geboren, studierte sie an der Akademie der Bildenden Künste München 1998-2004 und der Universität Granada 2001. Bei Dieter Rehm und Mark Steinmetz vertiefte sie die Auseinandersetzung mit der Fotografie. Sie befasst sich mit Ausdrucksformen des Körpers, unter anderem im Butoh.
Stephanie movall’s photographs and films show the body, the posture and the being in everyday life, in performance and in „Handlungs-/Themenräumen“ (rooms of act and theme), which Stephanie movall constructs or finds for people she invites.
In the pictures the body is shown only partially. Being faceless or without face – often understood as a loss of character or a loss of identity – is considered central in this study as it is a way to not evaluate men and woman*, but rather focus on the nature and the current status of human being.
Stephanie movall researches by moving and observing. The media photography, film and performance serve as a frame for her work. The artist creates a specified setting (a „room of theme“), in which the unexpected ongoing of the invitee is documented. Within the setting the action is regarded with curiosity and astonishment. The topic and the instructions of action by the artist serve as a frame for the acting person.
Moreover, due to the requirement of society /societies a room of action is staged: Individuals and groups fit in either resistantly, blend in easily or break out of this specified setting. They acknowledge this room as given, fixed and as an irrevocable fact. And yet, others perceive it as space in which they can play. They help shape the space. By acting they change the frame. Hence the inventive act creates unexpected facts.
The ephemeral moment of acting and being is in conflict with the urge to keep hold to the camera: The detailed recording and the showing of the observed ongoing establish a feeling of verification and security in the so-called post-truth world.
Stephanie movall, visual artist and researcher, born in Munich 1974, studied at Academy of Fine Arts Munich 1998 – 2004 and at University Granada, Spain in 2001. She intensified her studies in photography with Dieter Rehm and Mark Steinmetz. Her artwork is focused on expression of the body and states of being, amongst others in Butoh.