Patchwork (2017)
Patchwork (2017)

Nowadays more parents and children are growing up together within a family construction, we call the Patchwork family. Being confronted with such a family construction herself, Gjaltema is trying to reflect on the continuing shifting identities and underlying tensions within such a family.

The series ‚Patchwork’ consists of 15 collages or installations, where she made use of her own Polaroid pictures she made of her family members and their surroundings over the last years. She enlarged the Polaroid’s and cut out the figures, which leaves the frame, where she combines the frames into new portraits. These portraits are like layered identities, where the different family members become part of a new construction like a handmade patchwork.

The Series was officially nominated for the Photogrvphy Grant 2017 and nominated for the Hellerau Photography Award 2018

exhibition view 'Patchwork', Hellerau Photography Awards, European centre of arts Dresden
exhibition view 'Patchwork', Hellerau Photography Awards, European centre of arts Dresden
exhibition view 'Patchwork', Hellerau Photography Awards, European centre of arts Dresden
exhibition view 'Patchwork', Hellerau Photography Awards, European centre of arts Dresden
exhibition view 'Patchwork', Hellerau Photography Awards, European centre of arts Dresden
exhibition view 'Patchwork', Hellerau Photography Awards, European centre of arts Dresden
'Untitled', Patchwork, 60 x 80 cm, 5 + 2 AP, 2017
'Untitled', Patchwork, 60 x 80 cm, 5 + 2 AP, 2017
'Untitled', Patchwork, 60 x 80 cm, 5 + 2 AP, 2017
'Untitled', Patchwork, 60 x 80 cm, 5 + 2 AP, 2017
'Untitled', Patchwork, 60 x 80 cm, 5 + 2 AP, 2017
'Untitled', Patchwork, 60 x 80 cm, 5 + 2 AP, 2017
'Untitled', Patchwork, 60 x 80 cm, 5 + 2 AP, 2017
'Untitled', Patchwork, 60 x 80 cm, 5 + 2 AP, 2017
'Untitled', Patchwork, 60 x 80 cm, 5 + 2 AP, 2017
'Untitled', Patchwork, 60 x 80 cm, 5 + 2 AP, 2017
'Untitled', Patchwork, 60 x 80 cm, 5 + 2 AP, 2017
'Untitled', Patchwork, 60 x 80 cm, 5 + 2 AP, 2017
'Untitled', Patchwork, 60 x 80 cm, 5 + 2 AP, 2017
'Untitled', Patchwork, 60 x 80 cm, 5 + 2 AP, 2017
'Untitled', Patchwork, 60 x 80 cm, 5 + 2 AP, 2017
'Untitled', Patchwork, 60 x 80 cm, 5 + 2 AP, 2017
'Untitled', Patchwork, 60 x 80 cm, 5 + 2 AP, 2017
'Untitled', Patchwork, 60 x 80 cm, 5 + 2 AP, 2017
'Untitled', Patchwork, 60 x 80 cm, 5 + 2 AP, 2017
'Untitled', Patchwork, 60 x 80 cm, 5 + 2 AP, 2017
'Untitled', Patchwork, 60 x 80 cm, 5 + 2 AP, 2017
'Untitled', Patchwork, 60 x 80 cm, 5 + 2 AP, 2017
'Untitled', Patchwork, 60 x 80 cm, 5 + 2 AP, 2017
'Untitled', Patchwork, 60 x 80 cm, 5 + 2 AP, 2017
'Untitled', Patchwork, 60 x 80 cm, 5 + 2 AP, 2017
'Untitled', Patchwork, 60 x 80 cm, 5 + 2 AP, 2017
'Untitled', Patchwork, 60 x 80 cm, 5 + 2 AP, 2017
'Untitled', Patchwork, 60 x 80 cm, 5 + 2 AP, 2017
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