Malavika Sophie G. Sharma
Inspired by Franz Kafka’s novels and short stories from the early 20th century, my photography project creates Kafkaesque visuals similar to his uniquely dark, disorienting and surreal writing style as I attempt to look through the eyes of Kafka. The themes in his written work consisted of ‘absurdity’, ‘existential anxiety’, ‘realism’ ‘surrealism’, ‘alienation’ and ‘guilt’. Since Kafka’s life was surrounded by self-doubt and anguish, I present the scenes that, I believe, Kafka probably would have chosen to wander about in, omitting the happy world that, apparently, ridiculed him. My subjects’ absurdity is like some of his absurd characters; their actions ambiguous. Kafka’s way of coping with his insecurities, perhaps.
Nadia Abatorab-Manikowska • Josh Anderson • Gyongyi Bagyinka • Meheret Beyene • Claudia Cantarini • Dylan Clinton • Anna Cole • Oliver Crown • Daragh Drake • Denise Ebanks • Pedro Fino • Courteney Frisby • Fiona Harnett • Lauren Johnson • Miro Lovejoy Teplitzky • Aisha Northeast • Liva Pastore • Elsa Ruffieux • Malavika Sophie G. Sharma • Misaki Shimizu • Ellen Tasker • Melissa Uss • Roberta Viale • Clara Williams Brinquez •