The work of German photographer and filmmaker Susanne M. Winterling investigates the contradictions of “inside and outside, bodily and chemical, urban and rural through various mediums.” Capturing shadowy dream-figures and darkly bizarre scenes, Winterling is heavily inspired by writers, dancers and other artists. Interweaving fragments of memory, biography and visual collective, she honors these relationships through what she calls a “re-recognition of imagery.” Some of the figures include, poet Eileen Myles, dancer Isadora Duncan, and San Francisco-based poet, Kay Ryan.
Winterling studied philosophy and art history at the Akademie Isotrop, Hamburg and Fine Art in Hamburg and Braunschweig. She has exhibited in many museums including Kunstlerhaus Bregenz, Germany, Badischer Kunstverein, Germany, Fridericianum, Germany, Kunsthalle Lingen, Germany, Center for Contemporary Art Prishtina, Republic of Kosovo. Recent gallery shows include Ludlow 38, New York, The Cologne Room, Los Angeles and Lulu, Mexico City.