3 plus 3 – Photographic Positions
November 26 - December 5, 2004
Studio Friedrichstrasse, Siegen, Germany
artists: exhibited: Sabiene Autsch, Lalla Essaydi, Jochen Dietrich, Lothar Heinrich, Thomas Kellner, Marike Schuurman
Sabiene Autsch Lalla Essaydi
Jochen Dietrich Lothar Heinrich
Thomas Kellner Marike Schuurman
Opening: Friday, November 26, 2004, 7pm
by Dr. med. Friedhelm Scharf, documenta archive (Kassel)
Opening hours: November 27 - December 5, 2004
Saturdays and Sundays from 2pm to 7pm
Further information: atelierfriedrichstrasse.kulturserver.de
We would like to draw your attention to this year's annual exhibition of the studio Friedrichstrasse, which was opened on Friday, November 26, 2004 in Friedrichstrasse 42 by Dr. med. Friedhelm Scharf, documenta Archiv (Kassel).
As every year, the artists give an insight into their current work process in the rooms of the studios. However, unlike in recent years, three of the four artists working under Vier unter einem Dach, namely Sabiene Autsch, Jochen Dietrich and Thomas Kellner, show their photographic work.
In addition to the architectural collages, which in recent years amongst others in London, New York and Chicago, Thomas Kellner (born 1966) presents drafts and pictures of his project "facades", which was created in Giessen, in the annual exhibition. In Giessen he shrouded the façade of the society of art with a pixelated image representing the building, confronting the viewer with different concepts of reality.
Sabiene Autsch (born 1963) has been dealing with the everyday and seemingly trivialities of our lifeworld for many years, often staging them serially in the context of the exhibition and thereby transferring them into (new) stories. Encouraged by the collaboration with her fellow artists in Berlin, she intensively explored the topography of spaces over the past year (see the exhibition "Berliner Zimmer", November to December 2004 in Berlin). In addition to large-format photographs on this subject, her "body spaces" will also be on display in the exhibition for the first time.
Jochen Dietrich (born 1965) is currently preparing a children's book about optic toys as part of a research project for the m | i | mo. In addition, he works as an artist and art educator amongst others at the project mus-e of the Yehudi Menuhin Foundation. The exhibition features images with a multiple camera obscura taken during a trip to Rio de Janeiro around June 2004. In 12 black-and-white panoramas, the viewer encounters unfamiliar views of the Cidade Maravilhosa, in which seemingly untouched nature and urban civilization coexist in the smallest of spaces.
As a special highlight, the three invited three guests to expand the range of photographic positions in terms of content and international ("3 + 3").
Guests include Morocco-born and Boston-based photographer Lalla Essaydi (born 1963). In her photographic works, which she presented in many US cities, she shows Muslim women who describe themselves and the surrounding space with Islamic calligraphy and partly with autobiographical texts. In this way, gender images, traditions and cultures that are clearly in transition are being addressed. Essaydi tries to bring these different positions together photographically, to which the title of their work, "Converging territories" alludes.
Marike Schuurman (born 1964) was a Dutch scholarship holder at Künstlerhaus Bethanien in 2003/04 and lives in Berlin. She makes photographs, videos and films. Subject of her work are observations in everyday life, people, street scenes, etc. With her own combination of patience and awareness of places where something that is perhaps too undramatic to make a stir, but in the picture can be a very questionable attitude , the photographer is on the trail of her fellow human beings. Of course, such as dealing with your own car, suddenly appear full of unconscious rituals.
Lothar Heinrich (born '69) has been working as a freelance cameraman and assistant throughout the world since 2001. During his travels, the series "Places" was created or is still being created today, from which works from the years 2002 and 2003 can be seen in the exhibition. The color photographs are made with self-made cameras that allow complex fades and overlays of multiple image layers. A picture per location, in which the panorama of found reality is transformed into images that remix, compose and condense the fragments.