The central theme in Kurz’s artistic confrontation is the human body; the body as a projection surface of wishes, hopes, and expectations. Ungleichgewicht (imbalance) approaches essential traits of eating disorders. These are based on narratives by affected people with whom Kurz worked intensively for a lengthy period of time. In their visual language, the resulting photographs and citations are far removed from a stereotyped treatment of the subject matter. This is an expressive, poetic book, which approaches a concrete and disturbing theme in a sensitive and conceptual manner.
Ungleichgewicht is the winning book of the Nordic Dummy Award 2015. The book was also nominated for numerous prizes, including the Prix Voies Off and Dummy Award Kassel 2015. The work was award-winner of the Vattenfall Photo Prize in co-operation with C/O Berlin.
Ungleichgewicht is published by Kehrer Verlag and Fotogalleriet with the support of The Norwegian Association of Fine Art Photographers, The Norwegian Photographic Fund, The Norwegian Arts Council, Arts Promotion Centre Finland, FRAME Visual Arts Finland