MARK
American Excursion
Romantic Will
High Hopes Spots

Fellini-Cinecitta-Rome / Bono-Ostia Beach / Cassius Clay-Olympic Village-Rome: places of great expectations

 

 

The Filmstudios were foundet 1937 by Musso- lini. In the 1950s Cinecitta was the filming lo- cation for film productions like Ben-Hur and became most closely associated with Federico Fellini.

 

The Olympic Village in Rome was built to house all the participating athletes of the 1960s Summer Olympic Games.

 

Ostia Beach is the nearest beach to Rome. Streching over 10km from the mouth of the Tiber south to Capocotta the sandy costline accomodate thousands of Roman each summer day.

 

 

 

 

Photographs: Rome/November 2013

Photographs: November 2013
Uranium Arcadium

The SAG/SDAG Wismut was uranium mining company in the South East of Germany. It produced a total of 230.400 tonnes of uranium between 1947 and 1990. It was the largest single producer of uranium ore in the entire sphere of control of the USSR. In 1991 after German reunification it was transformed into the Wismut GmbH company, owned by the Federal Republic of Germany, which is now responsible for the restoration and environmental cleanup of the former mining and milling areas.

In Crossen (Sachsen) was produced „Yellow Cake“, a uranium concentrate powder for around 20.000 russian atomic warheads.

 

 

 

 

Photographs: Crossen, Seelingstädt 2013

Unintended Sculptures

Paintball fields, located in the Berlin / Branden-burg Region.

Paintball is a game in which players compete to eliminate opponents by tagging them with marker guns. Paintball technology is also used by military forces, law enforcement, para-military and security organizations to supplement military training as well as playing a role in riot response, and non-lethal suppression of dangerous suspects. Paintball games can be played in indoor locations or on outdoor fields. A game field is scattered with natural or artificial terrain, which players use for tactical cover.

 

 

 

Photographs: 2009-2011

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Silver Lake
(G. Looks at a Photobook)

The Silver Lake is lokated in Wolfen, South-East Germany. The lake is a flooded open- face mine, contaminetet with waste of the former ORWO photo-film production.

 

 

Series concernd to the photobook „The Pond“ by John Gossage whoose images do not aspire to the „beauty“ of classical landsape photography.

 

 

 

 

 

                  Smartphone Photographs  / 2013

 

 

ARCHIVE

LAND.STRICH  1990-93, rural areas in Vorpommern, Uckermark                                                                                             

REST.BESTAND  1990-93, abandoned USSR- military areas in Brandenburg                                                                              

TRANSATLANTIC RELATIONS

Our visual images of the US and our emotional focus on US-ulture, history and the landsacape have been deeply shaped by film, photography and advertisement of the second half of the 20th century. Especially after World War II the US seems to have invented itself through mythification and iconic imagery.

Transatlantic Relations portraits how US stereotypes are projected and adapted in Europe and how this myth is theme in the US itself. The systematic comparism of one image of the US and one from Europe on a page spread is a contextualisation and modification of the subtext of the images and allows for a play.

 

 

 

Demographic studies predict that by 2030, come of East German areas will lose roughly a third of its population. Those moving away include a particularly high percentage of well educated young woman. This corres- pondeds to a larger number of often poorly educated young men who stay behind. One of the results is a right-wing youth culture with its unsettling utterances.

 

 

 

Pictures from the long-term project MARK that examines current socioeconomic developments in the federal state of Brandenburg. The focus is on the overlapping and layering of infrastuctural, architechtural structures, forms of ex- pression in everyday culture and regional stereotypes.

 

 

 

Book: coming soon, PogoBooks / spring 2016

A postcard or post card is a rectengular piece of thick paper or thin cardboard inten- det writing and mailing without an envelope or internet (sic.). Picture postcards allowed and encouraged many individuals to send images accross national borders, and the legal availability of s postcard image in one country did not guarantee that the card would be considered proper in the destination country or in the intermediate countries that the card would be pass through.

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