Sonja Stadelmaier

2015 - 2017

"Dandelion" deals with the escape of the 17 year old Salma from a violent family background and a possible forced marriage. The focus of my work lays on the idea of detachment from your parents house as a fundamental human question. An experience that each of us goes through.

In Salma's case, it is driven to extremes by the dramatic nature of her situation and experiences an almost romantic idealization.To hold ones ground against family expectations driven by a youthful strength.

The clarity and poetry of the visual language creates a symbolic reduction to the question of self-realization at the price of uprooting. The desire to keep grounded and the desire to get lost.

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