Launch — “That’s Not Me” at Ooga Booga

After the release at Motto Zürich in Decem­ber 2010 Nuri Koer­fer cel­eb­rates “That’s Not Me” in Los Angeles. Ooga Booga invites you to this book launch tomor­row March 29th, 2011

That’s not me presents a selec­tion of snap­shots that were taken over the course of the last few years (2001 – 2009) and that show the artist Nuri Koer­fer on hol­i­day or in her home coun­try, Switzer­land. While Koer­fer embod­ies the role of the pos­ing photo mod­el, her friends and fam­ily act as pho­to­graph­ers of the chosen situ­ations.

These spon­tan­eous pic­tures reveal, besides the artist, –dead– anim­als, or parts of anim­als, which Koer­fer found on strolls and prom­en­ades and sub­sequently posi­tioned in front of the cam­era, like for a souven­ir photo. Koer­fer imit­ates struc­ture and form of the cada­ver, play­fully fools around with them, there­fore endow­ing them with a breath of life, if only for a moment. A dia­logue between the artist and the anim­al car­casses devel­ops, which turns the slightly macabre after­taste of the images into genu­ine amuse­ment.

The idea for the pub­lic­a­tion That’s not me came about in China where the artist lived and worked for six month in con­junc­tion with a schol­ar­ship. Trav­el­ling and van­ish­ing into dif­fer­ent worlds rep­res­ents an import­ant part of Koerfer’s life and art pro­duc­tion. Her draw­ings and sculp­tures reflect influ­ences of sci­ence-fic­tion-films and the prox­im­ity to nature that informed the child­hood of the artist. That’s not me is Koerfer’s first excur­sion into pho­to­graphy.”
 — Kodoji Press

Ooga Booga
943 N. Broad­way #203
Los Angeles, CA 90012

Tues­day, March 29th 2011 frpm 6 to 8 pm