You've got the looks. I've got the brain. lets make lots of money.
– Tina Winkhaus
Since she was a little girl, she attached great importance to everything she did being extremely elitist, coming as she did from one of the last great families to have made their fortune in industry in the Ruhr area, thus establishing style and nobility in Germany.... Tina was already as a 2-year-old firmly determined to deal only with the so it was obvious that she had riding lessons and her own horse (name of the horse: Xanadu), got ballet lessons and learned very early how to be invited to parties and how to entertain herself there. Her good upbringing was aimed at marrying Tina off richly and providing her with many beautiful and expensive hobbies, so that she would not be so bored. But: everything was different! Tina became a gambling addict at the age of 16 and gambled away her father's inheritance between Cannes and Rio de Janeiro, Akapulco and Bad Kleinkirchheim. Forced by her horrified family to either seek therapy in an institution or find a job, she chose the latter and became a circus photographer. There she dealt with the kind of people and animals that were most exciting and dearest to her: Artists, acrobats, impostors. When at some point she ended up in the Bavarian province with the circus, she met a young person there who made music with machines. He took her to the clubs and married her: finally she could follow her destiny again and go to parties... Since her father, who was as elegant as he was consistent, had frozen the accounts and preferred to invest his daughter's last inheritance in cheap stocks and expensive wines, and machine music doesn't exactly pay for a luxurious standard of living, Tina began to continue at these very parties the way she had left off at the circus: she photographed artists. In the party rooms, which are actually called backstage and are reserved only for the drug-taking artists, after the show. In the process, she creates photographs like knives. Tina pairs people with animals on the computer and those thus portrayed are given their own destiny in 4c: they look like pop stars: Broken, lonely, and worn out by life. maybe you can also describe Tina with a Rainald Goetz quote to describe Tina: "Don't cry work" (from "Irre"). Text: Charlotte Goltermann // www.tinawinkhaus.com