AT.THE.END.OF.THE.CENTURY

CR 436. Year 1993

Wv 436 At The End Of Copy

AT. THE.END. OF. THE. CENTURY. TIME. RETURNS. FROM. UTOPIA./WHAT. DO. YOU. MEAN. BY. HUMAN. GOALS. CULTURE. TECHNOLOGY. THE. SHRI/NKING. OF. OBJECTS. AND. THE. GRADUAL. DISAPPEARANCE. OF. AUTHO/RS. ...

He uses sandblasted glass for framing the accompanying texts. The milky gelatinous character of the texts interacts with the dissolving character of the photographs. The text refers to the impending turn of the millennium and the opaqueness of the transient existence between past and future…. Reflection on the past and expectations of the future in an awareness of impending change of time.

V. Rattemeyer, R. Petzinger 2000

In the work… the developed photographic material is not printed on paper but on transparent film. This produces a new optical dimension and accelerates the action of the abstractive process (or should one say the dissolvent process) on the motif. A visual medium like photography, which normally functions in two dimensions, has been used to create a three-dimensional effect. The integration of the text in the work is operated in a similar manner. … The dot fills the empty space with two-dimensional material. Thus text and image complete each other to form a paraphrase of the impossibility of total apprehension and of the difficulty of communicating while surrounded by ever-present means of communication.

Friedemann Malsch 2002

Mixed Media Photograph

3 framed b+w photographs behind sandblasted glass, 3 framed sandblasted glass panels on red vinyl, 2 framed text panels (black text on acetate positive behind sandblasted glass), each 40,5 x 50,5 cm, total 130 x 165 cm 

Sammlung Schmidt-Bank, Nürnberg 

In addition to the English original a French translation has been authorized. 

Exhibitions

Strasbourg 1994. Mönchengladbach 1994. Dresden 1995 (München 1996). München 1995 (Krems 1996. Erlangen 1996. Cottbus 1996. Odense 1996.  Winterthur 1996). Helsinki 1997 (Philadelphia 1997. Adelaide 1997)  

Bibliography

I: Strasbourg 1994, pp. 133-134. München 1995a,  pp. 188, 192. Regensburg 1995a, p. 253 

II: Red. 17, 1994. Red. 18, 1994. Red. 19, 1994.  Strasbourg 1994, p. 21  

VI: Düsseldorf 1997, pp. 208-211

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