“After Howl” is a photographic project inspired by Allen Ginsberg’s poem “Howl” written in 1955, a manifesto that questions the values and morals of the post-war generation. The project contains a series of 75 photographs made as a journal in the same room, at different hours and throughout different days during one entire year. It is an expression of the artist’s tireless experimentation with and appropriation of the photographic process, exploring the boundaries and limits of the photographic medium. The photographs create a lyrical situation that reflects on the relationships with the visual and the verbal, reforming the hollow sense of time, place, identity, and subjectivity. The artist alters the literal grounds of Ginsberg’s poem to reclaim its purity and speak of an intimate sense of time and perception. In its meditation on death and morality, space and time, ethics and existence, the photograph creates a liberating tension to challenge fixed interpretations.
Julieta Schildknecht is a Photographer and Journalist; studied law at the Catholic University in Rio de Janeiro, Art Residence in Visual Culture Studies with Katharina Sieverding at the International Summer Academy of the Arts (2005) in Salzburg, History of Art and Photography at the University of Zurich (2005) and Master of Arts with Merit from Oxford Brookes University, UK (2003). She has had several solo and group exhibitions home and abroad, including Switzerland, Brazil, New York, and London; present in private and institutional collections, among others, Thomas Koerfer, The Tinguely Museum and The World Meteorological Organisation; represented by the picture agencies Keystone and Agência O Estado de S. Paulo.