This field is dedicated to tracking down photography projects, which revolve around a philosopher or have been inspired by his life, an aspect of his work or a specific concept
I present the philosophers in an iconographic way consistent with modern media discourse. This approach enables me to show how female philosophers have shaped their own reality and defined what it means to be a female philosopher. By exploring the visual similarities between past and current philosophers I reveal a timeless vision of the female philosopher. I present the images as realist fictions using transformations and replications to show the women in different contexts that cast light on the meaning and value of their ideas.
Catrine Val is an international conceptual artist, working in the field of photography, film and performance. Her interest in the concepts of time and history have found targeted expression in her focus on the role of women within diverse cultural and political systems and, more particularly, on the position of women in the history of philosophy. Born in Cologne, Germany, Catrine Val began her career in advertising in Vienna, Austria, but followed her true interest in the arts, completing BA at the Art Academy in Kassel, Germany, followed by postgraduate study at The Academy of Media Arts in Cologne, during which time she served as assistant to the seminal artist Valie Export. After graduating, she was assistant lecturer in the field of virtual reality at the Art Academy in Kassel. Her first book, FEMINIST, was nominated for the German Photobook award 2013.She has worked extensively in popular etymology and has collaborated with women in India, South America, Asia and Europe. Val was the 2019 awardee of the WMA Commission, Hong Kong. Methodological Reflections on Women’s Contribution and Influence in the History of Philosophy was published by Springer in July 2020. She is the winner of the WMA Commission, Hong Kong. Living Memory’ winning project of ‘Stand Together and Go Virtual’, in collaboration with the German Embassy London and the Goethe-Institute London. Most recently, Val showed her latest project LIGHT MATTERS –at UK14 during documentafifteen in Kassel. “Memory Unsettled “ was just published by Kehrer in Nov 2022.