Born 1983 in Berlin Neukölln, Aline Mauch grew up in Passau, a small town in Lower Bavaria.
After studying graphic design in Passau, and performing arts in Montpellier, she has returned to Berlin and here she brings a sharp eye for aesthetics and performance to photography, the medium in which her artistic vision and expression feel at home.
For Mauch, the primary function of fictional space is to address the searching questions social conscience asks. She sees every frame in her work like a forum, where individual selves and viewpoints may resolve or dissolve into masks;
We are drawn into portaits of lives other than our own. The foreign land appears almost familiar.
Detroit - A partial ghost town. I am inspired by this city, which has a high crime rate as well as produces great poverty. At the same time, however, a place where the contradiction between the beauty of decay and the emancipatory aspect of the lack of alternatives becomes evident. No matter how precariously the situation of the people living here is, they are still alive and strong. To survive this city requires endurance and strength. The people here create niches in the harsh reality. It is a great city that suffers and yet has preserved its soul.