»Atmosphère – Intuition formt Stimmung«
Laura Fiorio, Jeanne Fredac, Larissa Honsek, Laure Gilquin
Opening: Thursday, February 4, 2016, 19h
Exhibition: February 5 – March 18, 2016
+ Framework Program: see below
Finissage: Friday, March 18, 2016, 19h
Tue-Sat 14-18h, Thu 10-18h
The 4 photographers from Germany, France and Italy show each in their individual way highly aesthetical analogue works, mainly pinhole photography. Without a viewfinder intuition – the premonition of how the image might turn out – plays a central role. Another focus is on photography as a craft. In contrast to quick selfies, all images are the result of a careful manual preparation and production – slow photography.
Laura Fiorio (Italy) creates images of Liquid Cities by portraying medieval towns like Venice, Verona or Valencia applying extremely long exposure with her self-constructed pinhole cameras. The outcome reminds of the early years of photography and contrasts the time-consuming practise of pinhole photography and the increasing pace of modern society that serves as a metaphor for the endless flood of digital images.
Jeanne Fredac (France) travelled to Burkina Faso to portray wild animals in the steppe as well as mine workers in one of the poorest areas of the country with her pinhole camera. Thanks to the physical presence and extraordinary shape and technology of the camera, she managed to raise the interest of people and gain their confidence. Curiously, she was rumoured to be a voodoo priestess with her black box and within days everyone knew who she was and what she was doing. It was important for her to show the locals that one does not need to buy an expensive camera to take pictures but it can be easily built with little resources.
Larissa Honsek (Berlin) loves to experiment with light and so she goes all the way to discover interesting sources of light that she can capture with her pinhole camera. For Atmosphere, she used objects like fireworks, sparklers, bicycle lamps, LED-chains, mobile phones and light swords. In one series, these objects illuminate a whole forest with magical energy; in another series light is captured in a black box and forced into predetermined shapes.
Laure Gilquin (France) went on a nightly expedition across the Senegalese capital Dakar for her series Dox rek – just go. Attracted by the dark and guided by scarce flickers of light like a glowing cigarette, a flickering television or a ray of light falling through a slightly open door. The light opens passages, it transforms facades of buildings into huge projection screens. The view enters these spaces and wanders around.
(the following infos are only available in German)
Im Rahmen der Ausstellung finden mehrere Veranstaltungen statt, zu denen die Fotogalerie Friedrichshain Sie und Ihre Freunde herzlich einladen:
Übersicht siehe Webseite der Fotogalerie Friedrichshain
Dienstag, 8.3. um 18 Uhr
Künstlergespräch und kostenlose Führung durch die Ausstellung mit den Fotografinnen
Freitag, 11.3. um 10 Uhr und 14.30 Uhr
Lochkamera Workshops für Jugendliche mit Laure Gilquin “Eine neue Sicht auf Friedrichshain”.
Eine Lochkamera selbst bauen, Bilder selbst entwickeln in der Dunkelkammer, Erkundungstour. Workshop 1 / 10.00 – 13.30 Uhr Workshop 2 / 14.30 – 18.00 Uhr.
Maximal 8 Teilnehmer pro Workshop. 20 € inkl. Materialien; Anmeldung: firstname.lastname@example.org, 0176 / 38 23 94 87
Lochkamera Workshop für Erwachsene mit Laura Fiorio
Laura Fiorio zeigt, wie man eine Lochkamera aus recycelten Materialien selbst baut und diese einsetzen kann.
Samstag, 12.3. von 10-18 Uhr
Lochkamera Workshop für Kinder mit Larissa Honsek (nur noch 1 Restplatz vorhanden!)
Freitag, 18.3. um 19 Uhr
Finissage der erweiterten Ausstellung mit Bildern aus den Lochkamera Workshops