Katinka Bock: Der Sonnenstich
Christophe Gallois, Amelia Groom
Roma Publications, 2023
Katinka Bock’s book ‘Der Sonnenstich’ appears with the first exhibition to focus solely on her photographic work. Parallel to her work as a sculptor, she often takes pictures using an old analogue camera. The subjects are diverse, and when people come into the frame they tend to be anonymised, close-up details of body parts like hands, feet, and necks. The book includes 55 reproductions of analogue photos taken between 2015 and 2023, attesting to the ‘sculptural’ view she has on objects, spaces, bodies, and living organisms. Many of them appeared previously in Bock’s ‘One of Hundred’ publications, an ongoing irregular series in collaboration with graphic designer Louis Lüthi.