Written into Space

2010 – 2011
photo series

Written into Space was a series of mini-perfrormances about the process of coming out. The photo series Written into Space depicts the artist’s feelings of not fitting into the everyday environment of normative heterosexual domesticity. She performed this series of self-ironic, performative actions, over the course of a year. The photos show how Tralla attempts to squeeze her ‘oversized’ naked body into confined or far too small spaces: under the bed and dining table, into the rabbit cage, the washing machine, in the sandpit, playing in her child’s bed, the closet, hanging from a beam, being sandwiched between a door, and so on. The series culminated in a final image – a stereotypical take – of the artist stepping out of the clothes closet, as a changed person.