Silke Helmerdig's photographic work is located in the tension between historical
relevance and seeming commonness.
She works in many different ways. Using different technical standards from cameras and materials she combines photographic images, mostly black and white, with each other, with texts or sound into tales in linear and non-linear forms of presentation.
The themes she works on start from a biographical background and open space for associations for the viewer. She uses conditions of perception and cultural standards to tell her stories. Without the knowledge of the viewer the image remains an empty shell with no specific meaning by itself.
Her art works are based on leaps of associations that happen in the mind of the viewer.