Photography as a vehicle for awareness, of coming to terms with one’s past. “Ursprung” is Otmar Thormann’s powerful grappling with undesirable memories from his childhood.
“As a five-year-old I witnessed brutal scenes of slaughtering, but there was no-one I could talk to about them. Like knots on a piece of string I stored those images within me, images I could rarely make head nor tail of.”
Otmar Thormann is a Graz-born, Stockholm-based photographer. “Ursprung” also situates itself within the Austrian canon of art and literature exploring the nation’s dubious past.
“Ursprung” is about the desire to find closure and moving on. > MORE
Otmar Thormann – Ursprung [signed]
Editors: Rainer Iglar, Michael Mauracher
Designed by: Christian Ruthner
Text by: Otmar Thormann
Publisher: Fotohof edition
Publ. year: 2013
Languages: Swedish, English, German
Illustrations: 83 colour
Edition: 1200 copies