"Photography is that kind of sting that light writes on a surface" K.B
Firmly rooted in the field of sculpture, Katinka Bock’s art has remained permeable to the production of imagery – filmic, and above all, photographic. Photography constitutes what she calls the “periphery” of her work: a practice that she develops at its margins; but that also functions, between her and the world, as a threshold, as a site of porosity and experimentation. For about a decade, this photographic practice has notably flourished in the pages of a series of publications exclusively containing images: the One of Hundred. It also often appears within the artist's exhibitions, in conjunction with her sculptures.
Der Sonnenstich means “sunstroke” in German, but a more literal translation, focusing on the two words this term comprises, Sonne and Stich, would be: “the sting of sun”. Borrowed from a story written by Katinka Bock’s grandfather, and repeated in a poem that she herself recently published, this title interested the artist for the state of ambiguity and awkwardness that it suggests, but also for its reference to the sun, to light.