Katrin Loy In my artistic work, the essence and soul of man is at the centre, his struggle for a vision, his utopias and abysses, his confrontation with the self and the encounter with the other. It arises both from spontaneously emerging inner images as well as from ideas about the psychic and intuitive functions of man and about his archaic driving experience. It also feeds on a state of mind and emotions, in which consciousness changes on the narrow degree between the conscious and the subconscious, revealing something like an inner myth that leaves its mark in the form of artistic work. This process takes place in the hope that these traces, which have become so visible, will also touch or even infect the other, ideally a form of infection that allows the viewer to immerse himself in his own inner myth. I work photographically with the overlay of images and/or digital image editing. Both the superimposition and the digital alienation of the images play a decisive role in my photographic work, since I am not concerned with the depiction of the found reality, but with the new imagery created by associative overlay or alienation of the original photographic image. One might ask: Does the form in which we perceive the world sensually, thinking, feeling and intuitively grasp a composition of a perception of reality and associative-projective imagination actually correspond? And what exactly corresponds to reality and what corresponds to imagination? And what exactly is reality and what is fantasy? Ultimately, everything is a matter of consciousness... therefore, it is probably both and neither of them, and at the same time it is neither both nor neither of them... a PARADOXON... life is just a dream of a higher AWAKENING...