Finished this one in 2015 already, but exhibited it the first time in 2016. Unfortunately I did not yet know the right mixture of my fiber composite material to make it lighter (right now it needs heavy wood to keep it straight, not so with the new recipe).
I had an exhibition with 13 other lovely people in Boulevard Berlin from october 2016 until december the 31st 2016. The exhibition is part of the European Month of Photography and takes place with support from the ‘Kulturamt Steglitz’
On the 16th of November starting at 18.00 I will be there to tell something about my work – together with three other participants.
The exhibition takes place in Boulevard Berlin, Schloßstraße 10, 12163 Berlin on the first floor (entrance nearest to the U-Bahn station Scholßstraße) in the exhibition space of Culturamt Steglitz. Open Mondays till Saturdays 10-20 hours, and at the sundays all shops are allowed to be open.
Since I could not show my works in their wooden frames due to strict regulations in the metro-station Potsdammerplatz, I decided to create poster-sized reproductions of some of my frames with artworks in them. Here is the result.
I wanted to show this during the ‘Roads to Europe‘ exhibition because I thought it would fit in there. Later we decided to use another image. Instead I decided to see this as the first in a new series using the same theme: dreams withering in a changing city, colorful flowers destroyed or floating in the wind, looking for more fertile grounds.
Materials: Wood, fiber composite material, paint, cardboard, rusted metal parts, cloth, print Print: Photolux Professional Matte 230 Print-size middle panel: 90 cm * 60 cm Print-size side panels: 45 cm * 60 cm Total-size: appr. 250 cm * 95 cm Based on:Saint Stephan the Drunk, Lets call it Paradise,Fallen from Grace
Train tracks going through a city are at the same time part of the city and not part of the city: a city is build for people, but you can not live there, you are not even allowed there. Same goes for high ways, sub-way tunnels and garbage dumps. I sometimes use these places as symbols for the border lands of our society.
A border separates and also creates order: these people belong over there and we live over here, and -according to some-that is how it is supposed to be. Certain thinkers have pointed out that Europe has the tendency to create places where that what does not fit in society will be banished to, like the terminally ill, the mentally unstable, the disabled, those with grotesque appearances and the criminal minds. These are the places where that what is deemed unclean, unholy, non-rational and unacceptable is expelled to, surrounded by a set of boundaries of their own.
Most of the times people are put there against their will. But there are also people who choose to step outside of the grandeur Europe/the western world has to offer, and they try to create their own place of refuge with their own rules.
Also called the porn-ornament by some. I want to make more of these. Anyone want a wall paper with stuff like this? I could make print this one very detailed with a with of at least 2.5 meters, probably more (didn’t check). Or I could simply add more and more and more. And more. I would like that.