Fremd bin ich eingezogen, 2017
For this project, Ekaterina Sevrouk photographed male refugees from Africa in natural environments and alpine regions of Austria. The artistic intent of the photographer is interlaced with the self-image of the refugees and their self-perception. The title draws on Franz Schubert’s romantic lieder cycle Winterreise set to poems by Wilhelm Müller. The songs were composed in 1827 and describe the Passion-like journey of a wanderer between exuberant joy and hopeless despair. Where Schubert used the piano to express the stranger’s melancholy and soul-state, Ekaterina Sevrouk uses the resources of photography to create a mood and atmosphere of otherness and alienation.
Location: NMB Bâtiment Schwab
Ekaterina Sevrouk was born in 1975 in Moscow (RU). She studied German philology and art history in Moscow. Since 2015 she lives and studies in Berlin, as well as works as an independent photographer in Berlin and Austria. In 2017, she was nominated by Leica Oskar Bernack Award and exhibited her work at the Salzburg Museum.