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Who Cooked the Victory Banquet from the series Questions (After Brecht) © Karen Knorr

Questions (After Brecht)

Projected images of La Samaritaine (Paris) during its refurbishment

In 2017 a number of artists were given a carte blanche commission to photograph the Art-Deco department store, La Samaritaine in Paris, during its refurbishment.  Karen chose a documentary approach ‘infused with playful fantasy and surrealism’ through which she created ‘solarised “work theatres”’.  Each image is accompanied by a stanza from Questions from a Worker Who Reads (Bertolt Brecht).

The entire series will be screened daily during the festival, accompanied by a podcast Karen made with Hundred Heroines.

“So many reports. So many questions.”

About Karen

Karen Knorr (b. 1954 Frankfurt, Germany) is one of the most internationally renowned women in photography. In addition to her creative practice, Karen is professor of photography at the University for the Creative Arts, and part of the steering committee of the research project Fast Forward Women in Photography, an initiative which highlights the work of women photographers and questions the formation of the canon.

Friday 26th August 18:00 (BST) 13:00 (EST)

Location : The Eastgate, 1st Floor, The Eastgate Shopping Centre, 22 Eastgate Street, Gloucester, GL1 1PA