Lass converts her personal impression of the US-American living space into a panopticon of absent self-situatedness. It is the absence of any reference to place and the randomness of shown locations that conduct her to the paradox title Geography of Nowhere. In Lass’s geography, viewers often sense a misanthropic and cold atmosphere, caused by the dictate of ever-repeating functional arrangements in the landscape. Especially in the urban cityscapes, she finds conflict areas that influence her images: conflicts of functionalism and individual development, the association with nature, the concourse of construction and vastness and, last but not least, human interaction. The works are photographed in 2006-07
— (Galerie Mikro, 2007)
Anne Lass was born in the northern part of Germany. In her photographic works, she investigates different aspects of human living space in the beginning of our 21st century. Especially in the urban cityscapes, she finds conflict areas that influence her images: conflicts of functionalism and individual development, the association with nature, the concourse of construction and vastness and, last but not least, to human interaction. She obtained a Diploma degree in Documentary Photography from the Folkwang School of Design (Essen, Germany) in spring 2007. Her work has been exhibited widely in Europe, Australia and Northern America, including C/O Berlin, GrazMuseum, Australian Centre for Photography (Sydney) and Museum Fotografia Contemporanea (Milano). Her work has been included in publications such as Hijacked, 1814 Magazine, Nowness, Camera Austria amongst others. Her own publications include Milwaukee Avenue (self published, 2005), In Unserer Zeit (Deutscher Kunstverlag, 2009) and Wandeln (Photographia Borealis, 2010). She has been awarded the Epson Art Photo Award (2006, 2007), Canon Profifoto Förderpreis (2008), C/O Berlins Talent Award (2009) and Danish Arts Agency (2009 and 2010). Anne Lass currently lives and works on Bornholm, Denmark.
To see more of Anne’s work visit her website — www.annelass.de