So … So … The „tenacious little word“
refers to Herta Müller and the way she deals with the subject home. Questions as „Where do I come from?“ and „Where do I belong?“ is what master student Michael Klipphahn from Dresden is most engaged in. In his actual works he is trying to define respective answers. Deeply contemplating, without being melancholic or nostalgic. Humorously criticizing, without being denunciating or too light footed. Demonstratively colourful, without being too striking.
Thus he disguises and regenerates images borrowed from the world of media (popular/high culture) which again explore a new dimension between first appearance and the actual state of existence. It remains questionable whether a youth culture that appears to be artificially arranged can find it’s true identity. So … what remains?
„In the broadest sense an image of youth culture, his groupworks can be read as a seismograph of the present age.“
Gwendolin Kremer, Dresden