KATY MARTIN, NEW YORK
LILLY GROTE, BERLIN
Every week, Berlin artist Lilly Grote and I email each other one image, as a JPEG, and we’ve been carrying on this correspondence since June 2011. The only rules we have are that our exchange is on Sunday, and we only can send one photo each. It's usually a picture taken in the course of that week, so our project has become a shared diary and sketchbook of visual ideas. Initially we thought of it as a visual “call and response” with one image answering and building on the next. That happened - and more. Over time, our dialogue has become fluid and overlapping. By now, Lilly's perspective on life in Berlin is all mixed up with my experience of New York. Maybe instead of a portrait of two cities, our project is of a shared mental landscape and the ambiguous "mobile" world that so many of us live in, across time and space.