On assignment for Polaroid Originals. The results will be on show during IFA Berlin where the new One Step+ camera will be launched end of August. The above pictures are shot with the self-timer option.
Some installation views from the recently finished exhibition “FACELESS – Privacy. Seduction. Surveillance.” at the Gallery of the Austrian Cultural Forum Berlin. My work Garden of Eden in good company with works by Martin Backes, Asger Carlsen, Karin Fisslthaler and Ute Klein.
There are 20 years between these collection of Polaroids. Ferropolis (located in Saxony-Anhalt, close to Dessau) still under construction in 1998 (below) and during the Melt Festival in July 2018. The material is part of my long-term photographic observation of a region which was once the biggest industrial area in East Germany. However, I didn’t worked with Polaroid since a long time and it just felt appropriate to use the same technology, consequently the same visual language than 20 years ago.
Just back from a research trip to the biggest of the North Frisian Islands: Sylt. Invited by the local Kunstverein, I will work on a new project within the next year. Focusing on the representation of nature and landscape through photography – as a first step of the project I will especially investigate images from the 1950s and 1960s, which pictured the Island as a place for desire and myth. The results will be exhibited next year.
Reproductions: “Das Bräuner Buch”, Westerland, Sylt, 1966
“Scenery And Nature’s Objects” – a group exhibition with Alexander Grennigloh, Jan Stradtmann, Shigeru Takato and Ann Katrin Warter at AFF Gallery in Berlin. I will show part of my series Third Nature.
Location: AFF Gallery
Kochhannstraße 14, 10249 Berlin
Opening: 18th May 2018, 7 pm
Exhibition dates: 19th May – 10th June 2018, Sat – Sun, 3 pm – 6 pm
Participating artists: Alexander Grennigloh / Jan Stradtmann / Shigeru Takato / Ann Katrin Warter
“The exhibition explores the difference between nature and staged landscape. It shows the naturalness, domestication and regulation of sceneries and points to the problem of mediated nature. The concept of nature has become problematic – it is often impossible to speak of a presupposed nature, rather how it has been replaced by a second, more perfect one. Nature is the model from which human art and technology is derived as an imitation.” (text: AFF gallery)
My series Garden of Eden is part of the group exhibition “FACELESS – Privacy. Seduction. Surveillance.”
Location: Gallery of the Austrian Cultural Forum Berlin
Stauffenbergstraße 1, 10785 Berlin
Opening: 25th April 2018, 7 pm with a DJ set by Martin Backes
Exhibition dates: 26th April – 13th June 2018, Mon – Fri, 11 am – 4 pm
Participating artists: Martin Backes / Aram Bartholl / William Basinski / Heiko Bressnik / Thorsten Brinkmann / Asger Carlsen / Ben DeHaan / Nezaket Ekici / Shahram Entekhabi / Karin Fisslthaler / Adam Harvey / Thomas Hörl / Ursula Hübner / Ute Klein / Jakob Lena Knebl / Geoffrey Lillemon / Manu Luksch / Rosa Menkman / Simone Niquille / Bernd Oppl / Eva-Maria Raab / Daphne Rosenthal / Tarron Ruiz-Avila / Tim Silver / Jan Stradtmann / Sergei Sviatchenko / Levi van Veluw / Addie Wagenknecht & Stefan Hechenberger / Bernhard Willhelm and many more
“The exhibition series “FACELESS” explores the phenomenon of inescapable recognizability in the media and the resulting strategies of media users to become virtually faceless – a phenomenon that has become increasingly common in artistic practice after 9/11 and its sociopolitical consequences. “FACELESS” takes a radical look at this fairly recent phenomenon of everyday media culture and shows how it manifests in visual art, fashion, photography, advertising and dance. The works on show range from avant-garde masks to pieces that force open a dialogue about facial recognition software, surveillance cameras and drones. Themes included are seduction, surveillance and privacy.
The opening with talks by Peter Huber (Austrian ambassador), Elisabeth Hajek (MuseumsQuartier Wien), Brigitte Felderer and Bogomir Doringer is also the official launch of the publication “FACELESS: Re-inventing Privacy Through Subversive Media Strategies“, which is being released in April by the De Gruyter Verlag as part of the “Edition Angewandte“.
“FACELESS” has been organized by the artist and researcher Bogomir Doringer, supported by the curator and cultural studies scholar Brigitte Felderer (Department of Social Design / University of Applied Arts Vienna) in collaboration with Q21 at MuseumsQuartier Wien. The exhibition series has been shown at the frei_raum Q21 exhibition space in the MuseumsQuartier Wien (2013), Mediamatic in Amsterdam (2014), and at De Markten, Brussels, as part of the 8th Computers, Privacy & Data Protection Conference.” (text: invitation card, Austrian Cultural Forum Berlin)
(screenshot: Såm web page)
The editors of CALAMITA/À project Marina Caneve and Gianpaolo Arena, are presenting the results of the CALAMITA/À project during a talk at Fonderia 20.9 in Verona at the 31st of March. On the occasion of this event, a leporello with a selection from Third Nature has been produced as limited edition. Size: 27,00 cm height x 302,0 cm width, printed on photographic paper. In collaboration with SÅM and Film Festival della Lessinia.
Location: Fonderia 20.9, Via XX Settembre 67/A, 37129 Verona
Opening & Talk: 31st March 2018, 6 pm
Exhibition dates: 1st April – 14th April 2018
(leporello views by CALAMITA/À Project)
Below some installation views from the past exhibition “Etwa 3 Sekunden” at Galerie Ursula Walter in Dresden.
„The Assumption Of A Mountain“, from the series Third Nature, 50,00 x 50,00 cm, printed on Hahnemuehle Photo Rag Pearl, framed, edition of 5 + 2 AP.
From the series Third Nature.
Left: postcard from Longarone, individual item. Right: „Index” from the series Third Nature, 60,00 x 60,00 cm, printed on Hahnemuehle Photo Rag Pearl, framed, edition of 5 + 2 AP.
„Revelation Silhouette“ from the series Third Nature, 92,0 x 76,0 cm, printed on Hahnemuehle Photo Rag Pearl, framed, edition of 5 + 2 AP.
“Facing The Damn Dam – Part I” from the series Third Nature, 45,00 x 60,00 cm, printed on Hahnemuehle Photo Rag Pearl, metal table + glass, edition of 5 + 2 AP.