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AT THE INTERSTICE OF
PHOTOGRAPHY AND SCULPTURE
CUT FOLD REWRITE
MAY 02 – JUN 14, 2014
OPENING: MAY 01, 2014, 7 pm
On the occasion of Gallery Weekend Berlin, the Gallery
is delighted to present a group exhibition of seven international female artists working at the interstice of photography and sculpture.
In a modern world where digital photography and smartphones allow for instant publishing and continuous reproduction, a new generation of artists are making a conscious decision to adopt an artisanal approach, combining photography and sculpture in an object-oriented photography.
If we look back at the history of sculpture we can see photographic principles reflected in the sculptural process; here, the process is also visible vice versa. The artists exhibited in Cut Fold Rewrite find ways to create colours and objects in the camera, like Jessica Eaton, and construct spectacular landscapes and spaces for their photographs, like Kasia Klimpel and Marleen Sleeuwits. Laurie Kang folds and sculpts light-sensitive photographic paper into minimalist, sensuous sculptures; Christiane Feser's multi-dimensional geometric object photographs create a labyrinth of space and time.
The artists' studios become laboratories, where arranged still lifes and constructions act as static subjects that are experimented on in a controlled environment. This environment provides the conditions for the artists to search for new aesthetics and forms for photography. They do not design within the picture, as for example in the context of Bauhaus photography, but for the picture: with the paper, with the camera, in the camera – basically, with the entire spectrum of photographic material.
The subject and production process are not immediately obvious in their works, as the artists turn their backs on classical forms of representation and capture ephemeral moments and situations. The materialisation of processes is their primary interest. Pictures no longer make reference to a single subject and a fixed point in time, but create fictional places and times. The relationship between object and representation forms a point of departure for their work, from which the medium is put under scrutiny and the borders between photography and sculpture are constantly renegotiated.