In her work, Boeszoermeny examines the diametrically opposed relationship between freedom and security on a socio-political as well as a very personal level.
The series The State I Am In reflects the dialectic between the private and the public, the personal and the political, security and freedom. Where is the line between security and control? What effects does an increased level of security have on one’s own freedom? And what is more important to us?
A young woman posing in a camouflage T-shirt in nature contrasts a personal need for security with a youthful desire for freedom. In addition, pictures of combat training at a school for bodyguards show the relationship between security and violence. A photo of a combination of a high-tech combat equipment and an antique helmet from the imperial era refers to the interplay of nationalistic views, exclusion and the ideas of security in a society. The State I Am In deals with the relationship between the individual and society, which is determined by the desire not to feel threatened and at the same time not to be restricted.
Louisa Boeszoermeny is an alumna of the Lette-Verein Berlin and is currently studying fine arts at the Berlin University of the Arts (class of Josephine Pryde). A text by Julia Jost will appear in the exhibition catalogue.