Published by Spector Books. Text by Reinhard Braun, Florian Ebner, Susanne Holschbach.
From the suburbs of Paris to the housing projects of St Louis, Missouri, German photographer Peggy Buth (born 1971) turns her camera to urban settings across Europe and the US, highlighting the overlaps of social and economic factors.
In her group of works Desire in Representation Peggy Buth explores the construction of meaning and identity in colonialism. Buth conducted research for her work at the Museé royal d‘Afrique centrale in Tervuren near Brussels. In 2008 she published the two volume artist book Desire in Representation: Travelling through the Museum Royale (Part 1) / O My Kalulu! (Part 2) in co-operation with book designer and typographer Till Gathmann. For an exhibition at Württembergischer Kunstverein in Stuttgart Buth presented the publication as a multi-media installation. Katalog documents and translates the spatial situation and the video pieces presented at the exhibition into an adequate form for print, the result is a catalogue of the different forms of representation of the artistic material.