Kodak Knows No Dark Days (Video Installation)
In 'Kodak Knows No Dark Days' Xaver Könneker examines the peculiar intersection between the smile, death and the practice of forensic odontology. By tracing the history of Kodak and its unintended link with forensic identification, he invites us to radically rethink what it means to smile for a photograph.
Forensic Gazes, Death and The Photographed Smile (Printed Publication)
Thesis publication exploring the history of Kodak, smiling for a photograph, the class politics of dentition, grief, remembrance and forensic identification..
Publication printed with comcolor.
In 2020, Xaver Könneker’s collage work from his preliminary visual research on the link between the smile, forensic identification and the history of Kodak was featured on the cover of the Foam Magazine #57: IN LIMBO.