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.
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
He was robbed and died about a year after I made the photos this triptychon was based on. He has seen the first results of my work, but never the finished project. He is still on my facebook feed. If I send him my prayers in a direct message, will he pass them on to god for me? I’m not sure I want the winged guys on either side of him to be my messengers, but maybe that is just me.
I wrote the following about the piece in 2015 for an exhibition (translated in German):
“Der heilige Stefan der Besoffene (2012/2013) ist ein Porträt von einem der vielen die der Filmriss zum Lebensentwurf gemacht haben. Sind sie Kinder der Sechziger auf der Suche nach Selbstauflösung, sind sie kranke Süchtigen oder sind sie Schamanen/Propheten in ihrem Rausch? Ist diese Symbolik ein Gespenst unserer Vergangenheit oder zeigt es eine Zukunft? Oder was gewesen ist, ebendas wird sein, und was geschehen ist, ebendas wird geschehen, und es gibt gar nichts Neues unter der Sonne.”
Size: 80 x 60 cm @300dpi Pixelsize: 9449 px * 7087 px Origin: Composition made with photos, some 3D