Oliver Sieber at IFFR
`Die Böhm', a photographic cooperation between the artist friends Katja Stuke and Oliver Sieber, is a project that has appeared since September 1999 in the form of a magazine. It is published about four times a year in Düsseldorf, each time with a different umbrella subject. The photographic project reflects the differences, but also the similarities between the visual interest of both artists. They work independently of each other: the photos by one form a commentary, addition or new framework of interpretation for the photos of the other. For the episode 'Frau Böhm: Unser Film', original locations of legendary Hollywood films have been sought out and photographed in their present state. Looking for the fictional in the real, in some cases the spectacular elements of reality can barely be found; other locations are not even accessible anymore. The viewer's expectations and associations automatically evoked by these places are charmingly provided with a question mark.