Schwarzwald, meaning The Black Forest, is an area in southwest Germany known for its dense forests and picturesque villages. German culture is historically steeped in folklore and mythology, and the vast forests of Germany have long been a setting for the mysterious and sometimes disturbing world of fairy tales.
The Brothers Grimm brought such tales to the forefront in the early 1800s, tales in which strange people and places are stumbled upon, often to teach the protagonist (and the reader) a lesson, but almost always leading to endings where danger was averted.
As with fairy tales, the space inhabited by the imagination and human consciousness can be dark, otherworldly and haunting. And as such, this collection of works shifts themes of the human form, home, landscapes and animals into dreamlike and often uneasy spaces; familiar yet not so, all at once.
Featuring Corinna Spencer | Helen Bermingham | Kate Harrison | Kate Knight | Twinkle Troughton