opening Martin Gropius Bau, 2004
Jan Sobottka - www.catonbed.de
two assistants in Galerie Breitengraser, 2005
Tim Neuger, Burkhart Riemschneider, Gallery Neugerriemschneider, August 1997
Keeping track of those changes easily becomes a challenge. A certain ephemerality, which goes along with this phenomenon leads to the well-known effect: Â»Isnâ€™t that the so-and-soâ€¦?!Â«
Photos of the scene reflect these processes; they document their time and visualize transformation. The role of the photographer oscillates between the participating observer and professional agent. Insider knowledge and soft skills are helpful ingredients in the job. Not least the documentation of the scene becomes part of its history and the way in which it is experienced.
Sebastian Kusenberg knows how to transform photo material into aerial formations using a special collage-technique. Jens Ziehe, the traditional photographer among the three, creates a meaningful, symbolic connection between his models and their environment in staged portraits. Jan Sobottkaâ€™s (Website Â») make-believe snapshots are in fact contrived scenes, which appear so vivid that they provoke the feeling to be right in the middle.
An exhibition in the context of the European Month of Photography in Berlin
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