My first encounter with Prokura Nepp goes back to a gig in 1999 in a punk rock club in Kreuzberg. Besides our subcultural networking and friendship, I have been following Prokura Nepp's photographic development for many years.Since I do not qualitatively distinguish between academic art and art from popular cultural contexts, I was very interested in a collaboration. It is my pleasure to present a selection of urban and mysterious motifs on Subgaze.com.
- Image 1: Kiezbingo at S036
- Image 2: Four pictures
- Image 3: March to Schlesische 25
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In times of political upheaval shortly after the fall of the Berlin Wall, Prokura Nepp belonged to a scene in which it was frowned upon and sometimes dangerous to take photographs. Political protests, fights against neo-Nazis, surveillance by authorities, illegal consumption of substances and alternative living conditions hardly allowed for documentation at that time.
Today, Prokura embarks on urban expeditions to forbidden and hidden places. The partly invisible transgressions of the permissible, however, become clear above all in the portrayal of people. With great sensitivity, Prokura pays attention to individual anonymity and only creates portraits of public people.
- Image 4: Berlin Osthafen
- Image 5: Old laundry of the GDR
- Image 6: Basement basin
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With the sharp eye of a scientist, the photographer explores various border areas.She goes to places that are sometimes difficult to reach in order to produce images whose content and expression are even unknown to her. Based on many years of practice, a continuous optimisation of methods and a relentless curiosity, she creates aesthetic photographs that bear witness to unusual visual experiences. She goes to places that are sometimes difficult to reach in order to produce images whose content and expression are even unknown to her. Based on many years of practice, a continuous optimisation of methods and a relentless curiosity, she creates aesthetic photographs that tell of unusual visual experiences.
In her immediate surroundings, Prokura turns the camera on scenes that take place on the fringes of a mainstream society. Graffiti, demos and subcultural live acts often form the main motifs in the photographs. Prokura's attitude testifies to a kinship with a currently extremely heterogeneous urban art scene. Her art develops out of a life in the big city and a deep anchoring in the subculture. Although Prokura refrains from territorial markings in the form of graffiti, she publishes the traces of her anonymous conquests in digital forums.
In the spirit of the DIY (do it yourself) idea rooted in punk, Prokura Nepp has worked out her technique and artistic approach to photography on her own. Her self-taught path is reflected in her career from the very beginning: from chemistry studies to band management in an independent label, to event organiser, from fanzine editor to keyboard player in an all-female ska band.