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'Moon over Konohana' - Katja Stuke and Henguchi
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Published by Böhm Kobayashi and The Japanese Culture Institut Cologne (The Japan Foundation) on the occasion of the exhibition Nov 6, 2020 – Jan 2021

The moon has been a central theme of a series by Katja Stuke for several years now. Her series Moon over Konohana include several photographys of „fake“ moons, e.g. illuminated street signs in Osaka and Tokyo, company logos in Düsseldorf or lights at the airport in Paris. A central aspect of her work is the questioning of the supposed reality, presentability and irritation of the seen image, and thus also the possibilities of photography in general.
For the dialogue exhibition at The Japanese Culture Institut Cologne (The Japan Foundation) in November 2020 is to create a new, exclusive dialogue between Katja Stuke and Henguchi Yoshinori between Düsseldorf and Osaka starting from one photograph, Katja Stuke had taken in Konohana in 2015.
Konohana is an interesting district in Osaka, characterized by old (partly empty) Japanese houses, various Shotengai in which still small retailers, kissaten, supermarkets, specialty stores or even a pachinko hall are located.
Konohana is the center of Henguchi’s life, where Katja Stuke has lived during several residencies. Konohana feels partly almost village-like, at least in a small town, but is very centrally located on the JR-Loop Line and is known to tourists by Universal City. In 2025 the World EXPO will be held in Konohana.

32 pages, 170 mm x 235 mm, stapled
Photography and poetry (Japanese/English)
Edition of 150 copies

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https://vimeo.com/475167910
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'Tokyo No Hate' - Katja Stuke and Oliver Sieber

The Fukushima Daiichi nuclear disaster was an energy accident at the Fukushima
Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant in Fukushima, initiated primarily by the tsunami following the Tohoku earthquake on 11 March 2011. Since then Katja Stuke and Oliver Sieber met activists in Japan, joined protest demonstrations, exchanged with artists and learned a lot abour places, spaces and history in Japan.

Published by Böhm Kobayashi
20 x 28 cm, 72 pages black and white xerox copies on natural paper, handbound
Edition unlimited

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https://vimeo.com/466191807
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'10 min' - Oliver Sieber

"What if in paradise there are no houris waiting?
What if but all you get are grapes, succulent grapes?
What if it‘s all just a mistake in the translation?"
# Teho Teardo & Blixa Bargeld

All portraits were taken during the shutdown in spring 2020;
The places were revisited 28 days later.

56, full colour images, 20,5 cm x 28 cm,
Digital offset print on 90 gr natural paper, stapelbound, softcover
Published by Böhm Kobayashi 2020
Edition of #100 copies, numbered
incl. a signed and numbered color copy of raindogs and stray cats

For more information:
https://boehmkobayashi.bigcartel.com/product/10
https://vimeo.com/453592264
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