Patchwork (2017-ongoing)
Patchwork (2017-ongoing)

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

The series ‚Patchwork’ consists of different 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 for the Hellerau Photography Award 2018. It was published in F-Stop Magazine in 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
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