Censorship (2015-16)
       
     
 Installation view from  Studio , Studio Patterson, Berlin 2016
       
     
 Installation view from  The inherent power of turning the other cheek , Coven Berlin, Kleiner Salon, Berlin 2016
       
     
 Untitled from the Series “Censorship”, Paper collage, 400 x 500 mm, 2015
       
     
 Untitled from the Series “Censorship”, Paper collage, 400 x 500 mm, 2015
       
     
 Untitled from the Series “Censorship”, Paper collage, 400 x 500 mm, 2015
       
     
 Untitled from the Series “Censorship”, Paper collage, 400 x 500 mm, 2015
       
     
 Untitled from the Series “Censorship”, Paper collage, 400 x 500 mm, 2015
       
     
 Untitled from the Series “Censorship”, Paper collage, 400 x 500 mm, 2015
       
     
 Untitled from the Series “Censorship”, Paper collage, 400 x 500 mm, 2015
       
     
 Untitled from the Series “Censorship”, Paper collage, 400 x 500 mm, 2015
       
     
Relationship-Censorship
       
     
 Untitled from the series  Censorship,  colour pencil on paper, 841 x 1189 mm, 2016  Relationship-Censorship uses the previous collages (“ Censorship ”) as a springboard. Drawn on a much larger scale, the previous minuscule body parts and textiles gain new spirit. What was previously fragmented, seems to have matured organically and become more fluid and sensual. The pieces appear to be more intuitive and enveloping, yet they are clearly constructed.
       
     
Spring / Winter
       
     
 Untitled from the series Spring / Winter, pen on paper, 210 x 297 mm, 2015
       
     
 Untitled from the series Spring / Winter, pen on paper, 210 x 297 mm, 2015
       
     
 Untitled from the series Spring / Winter, pen on paper, 210 x 297 mm, 2015
       
     
 Untitled from the series Spring / Winter, pen on paper, 210 x 297 mm, 2015
       
     
 Untitled from the series Spring / Winter, pen on paper, 210 x 297 mm, 2015
       
     
 Untitled from the series Spring / Winter, pen on paper, 210 x 297 mm, 2015
       
     
 Untitled from the series Spring / Winter, pen on paper, 210 x 297 mm, 2015
       
     
 Untitled from the series Spring / Winter, pen on paper, 210 x 297 mm, 2015
       
     
Censorship (2015-16)
       
     
Censorship (2015-16)

Installation view from Studio, Studio Patterson, Berlin 2016

Censorship is a series of collaged, xeroxed double-page spreads from a book of Shunga prints, a sub-genre of Japanese painting and printmaking, which was in wide circulation in late 17th and 18th-century. While the original Shunga prints are highly explicit, the collages are censored. With additional fabric folds, neatly coifed hairdos, ornate hairpins, or spasmodic hands and toes that were pasted onto genitals and other body parts, the collages appear as baroque agglomerations of their originals. The preserved frames of the book and the colourful bookmark paper snippets add another level of tactile involvement, yet create a critical distance.

 Installation view from  Studio , Studio Patterson, Berlin 2016
       
     

Installation view from Studio, Studio Patterson, Berlin 2016

 Installation view from  The inherent power of turning the other cheek , Coven Berlin, Kleiner Salon, Berlin 2016
       
     

Installation view from The inherent power of turning the other cheek, Coven Berlin, Kleiner Salon, Berlin 2016

 Untitled from the Series “Censorship”, Paper collage, 400 x 500 mm, 2015
       
     

Untitled from the Series “Censorship”, Paper collage, 400 x 500 mm, 2015

 Untitled from the Series “Censorship”, Paper collage, 400 x 500 mm, 2015
       
     

Untitled from the Series “Censorship”, Paper collage, 400 x 500 mm, 2015

 Untitled from the Series “Censorship”, Paper collage, 400 x 500 mm, 2015
       
     

Untitled from the Series “Censorship”, Paper collage, 400 x 500 mm, 2015

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Untitled from the Series “Censorship”, Paper collage, 400 x 500 mm, 2015

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Untitled from the Series “Censorship”, Paper collage, 400 x 500 mm, 2015

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Untitled from the Series “Censorship”, Paper collage, 400 x 500 mm, 2015

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Untitled from the Series “Censorship”, Paper collage, 400 x 500 mm, 2015

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Untitled from the Series “Censorship”, Paper collage, 400 x 500 mm, 2015

Relationship-Censorship
       
     
Relationship-Censorship

Untitled from the series Censorship, colour pencil on paper, 841 x 1189 mm, 2016

Relationship-Censorship uses the previous collages (“Censorship”) as a springboard. Drawn on a much larger scale, the previous minuscule body parts and textiles gain new spirit. What was previously fragmented, seems to have matured organically and become more fluid and sensual. The pieces appear to be more intuitive and enveloping, yet they are clearly constructed.

 Untitled from the series  Censorship,  colour pencil on paper, 841 x 1189 mm, 2016  Relationship-Censorship uses the previous collages (“ Censorship ”) as a springboard. Drawn on a much larger scale, the previous minuscule body parts and textiles gain new spirit. What was previously fragmented, seems to have matured organically and become more fluid and sensual. The pieces appear to be more intuitive and enveloping, yet they are clearly constructed.
       
     

Untitled from the series Censorship, colour pencil on paper, 841 x 1189 mm, 2016

Relationship-Censorship uses the previous collages (“Censorship”) as a springboard. Drawn on a much larger scale, the previous minuscule body parts and textiles gain new spirit. What was previously fragmented, seems to have matured organically and become more fluid and sensual. The pieces appear to be more intuitive and enveloping, yet they are clearly constructed.

Spring / Winter
       
     
Spring / Winter

Untitled from the series Spring / Winter, pen on paper, 210 x 297 mm, 2015

Spring / Winter was the genesis of a two year exploration of Shunga, a sub-genre of Japanese painting and printmaking, which was in wide circulation in late 17th and 18th-century. Here Laufer translates the prints into drawings and cutouts. Exuberant pen drawings are conjoined with cutouts that adorn and enhance the otherwise monochrome lines. Using an abundance of clothes and intricate textiles, they depict intimate moments within sexual intercourse between two or three headless people. The surroundings or context in which a scene takes place is reduced to basics or cut out entirely. Thus the paper acts as a frame that both delimits and unravels, involving, yet distancing itself from the original work. The elaborate cutouts are a meditative form of appropriation.

 Untitled from the series Spring / Winter, pen on paper, 210 x 297 mm, 2015
       
     

Untitled from the series Spring / Winter, pen on paper, 210 x 297 mm, 2015

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Untitled from the series Spring / Winter, pen on paper, 210 x 297 mm, 2015

 Untitled from the series Spring / Winter, pen on paper, 210 x 297 mm, 2015
       
     

Untitled from the series Spring / Winter, pen on paper, 210 x 297 mm, 2015

 Untitled from the series Spring / Winter, pen on paper, 210 x 297 mm, 2015
       
     

Untitled from the series Spring / Winter, pen on paper, 210 x 297 mm, 2015

 Untitled from the series Spring / Winter, pen on paper, 210 x 297 mm, 2015
       
     

Untitled from the series Spring / Winter, pen on paper, 210 x 297 mm, 2015

 Untitled from the series Spring / Winter, pen on paper, 210 x 297 mm, 2015
       
     

Untitled from the series Spring / Winter, pen on paper, 210 x 297 mm, 2015

 Untitled from the series Spring / Winter, pen on paper, 210 x 297 mm, 2015
       
     

Untitled from the series Spring / Winter, pen on paper, 210 x 297 mm, 2015

 Untitled from the series Spring / Winter, pen on paper, 210 x 297 mm, 2015
       
     

Untitled from the series Spring / Winter, pen on paper, 210 x 297 mm, 2015