Physical and mental exploration have been founding elements in Joachim Koester's research for several years. While exploration was mainly a matter of geography during the 19th century, the 20th century brought the mental exploration of our unconscious, triggered by the discovery of psychoanalysis.
The artist is interested in documenting minor events, forgotten by History, in order to reintroduce them into collective memory. Using 16mm documentary films, photographic series or books, his work transforms stories into images and vice versa, appearing as a quest for the invisible and the vanishing.
With "Tarantism", Joachim Koester explores a new way to tell a story, while testing the limits of what can be seen, represented, told or known, as he does in the rest of his work.
Joachim Koester was born in was born in 1962 in Copenhagen, Denmark. He lives and works in New York and Copenhagen