Samuel Otte: Hereafter Called

‘Hereafter Called: Subject’ is a visual road trip through people and places in Europe. It contains a collection of photographic experiments that explore the complexities of various relationships. In a total of 25 experiments, Samuel Otte researches the value of written, spoken, and unspoken constructs that are inherent in any relationship – sometimes close, sometimes far away. He followed a woman for two years (with her permission) while remaining unknown to her, let himself be limitlessly and anonymously used by other artists for their work(s), and lived an unnoticed life in an Italian village permeated by the Mafia. The constructs become increasingly complex.