Normen Perke (Cottbus, *1979) studied Photography with Peter Piller at the Hochschule für Grafik und Buchkunst in Leipzig and with Marina Augustin in Dresden.
His focus is based in the elaboration of documentary and docufictional work, with a strong theoretical inflow and in critical dialog with the concept of “relational aesthetics” as proposed by N. Bourriaud.
The local and global effects of migration, the necessary processes of continuous power realignment that come along with them, and the stigmatisation of the Self and the Other, are questions that inform his artistic work.
In his work, he critically approaches the social realm by analysing its underlying hierarchies and the conventions implied in the construction of roles. At this juncture, he is also interested in the political dimension, the use of form and architectural structures within social life.