Moritz Jekat photography
I am not worried
<br> Berlin, 2020
<br> Dortmund, 2021
"I am not worried"
is about finding identity, experiencing adolescence, and discovering a new togetherness. Witnessing my step-daughter in her early teenage years growing up in a new place and a new country inspired me to work on this series. Adolescence means physical and psychological development that culminates into adulthood; a shaping process of finding and defining yourself. This process now happens to be in a world that exists increasingly in digital spheres.
Images in shiny chrome frames, a print on flexible soft PVC, mounted on a horn-like chrome-pipe-installation, transports aesthetics which we know from digital parts of our lives. One of the images show my stepdaughter Sionne in front of a grid-like, merging background, which is created by an algorithm. Just like her, it was given guidelines for its actions and bent to interpret them in their own way.
We too are bending ourselves and our surroundings in this place and time. The objects we surround ourselves within our life become screens and projections of our personality and identity. By coincidence: red, green and blue, the colors of every screens’ LED that form an image for our eyes, are predominant here as an invitation to where all of this will go.