Sonja Trabandt has studied Communicational Design and did her Master’s degree in photography at the University of the Arts London (LCC). In her work, she investigates various emotional states and the environment that creates them. She seeks the connection between documentary and conceptual photography and the different perception of ‚reality‘ through visual media. Previous Photobooks: Unverbunden (Unconnected); EinerBooks, 2014.
Currently she is working as a photojournalist, communication designer and artist in Berlin, Germany.
Übermorgen Schnee (Tomorrow’s Snow) is a very personal body of work. It tells the story of my close friend A., whom I accompanied through her cancer and the subsequent severe depression. It is a love letter to my friend and to what she went through. But overall I understand it as an archive of my observations.
As personal as this work is, A. as a person remains hidden. She should be able to remain safe in anonymity. In this approach, my goal was to focus on the structures around treatment in order to convey something of A.’s experience with cancer and depression that goes beyond the identifying details of her story – something that goes beyond pity, some part of the way toward understanding.
By The Way
Songs and Instrumentals are two albums by Adrianne Lenker, both released by 4AD on October 23, 2020. The two albums were conceived in the aftermath of a breakup and after touring with her band Big Thief was canceled due to the COVID-19 pandemic. They were recorded on an 8-track tape machine while in isolation in a cabin in Massachusetts.
Heal, heal, blessings
tomorrow it will rain
the day after tomorrow snow
and then the pain will go
German children’s song from 1864