A tern emerges from the water but the water clings like a diaphonous cape to its wings. People arrange themselves harmoniously along the stave-like railing of a pier. A hover fly applies its air-brakes and arranges its legs, about to land. Such moments of interaction between creatures and their habitats are the theme of our new exhibition. Technically brilliant, and often simply beautiful, the photographs also display an enjoyment of the awkward, the incongruous and the odd.
Katja Lehmann studied Visual Communication at HfBK Hamburg and worked as a film maker and opera director from 1993-2003. She has since retrained as an environmental scientist but cannot let go of a camera, though it is still photography that most fascinates her now. Habitat is her first solo exhibition.
The Private View is on Thursday 9th February, 6-8 pm. A screening of ‘Arch’, a site-specific dance-project by Fiona Millward and Katja Lehmann, and other short films, will be on a loop in the lecture theatre during the Private View.
Habitat will remain open until 12th March, 10am-6pm, subject to College commitments.