CUT FOLD REWRITE
AT THE INTERSTICE OF PHOTOGRAPHY AND SCULPTURE
2.5 - 14.6.2014FeldbuschWiesner website
In a modern world where digital photography and smartphones allow for instant
publishing and continuous reproduction, a new generation of artists are making a
conscious decision to adopt an artisanal approach, combining photography and
sculpture in an object-oriented photography.
If we look back at the history of sculpture we can see photographic principles
reflected in the sculptural process; here, the process is also visible vice versa. The
artists exhibited in Cut Fold Rewrite find ways to create colours and objects in
the camera, like Jessica Eaton, and construct spectacular landscapes and spaces
for their photographs, like Kasia Klimpel and Marleen Sleeuwits. Laurie Kang folds
and sculpts light-sensitive photographic paper into minimalist, sensuous sculptures;
Christiane Feser‘s multi-dimensional geometric object photographs create
a labyrinth of space and time.
The artists‘ studios become laboratories, where arranged still lifes and constructions
act asstatic subjects that are experimented on in a controlled environment.
This environment provides the conditions for the artists to search for new aesthetics
and forms for photography. They do not design within the picture, as for
example in the context of Bauhaus photography, but for the picture: with the
paper, with the camera, in the camera – basically, with the entire spectrum of
The subject and production process are not immediately obvious in their works,
as the artists turn their backs on classical forms of representation and capture
ephemeral moments and situations. The materialisation of processes is their primary
interest. Pictures no longer make reference to a single subject and a fixed
point in time, but create fictional places and times. The relationship between
object and representation forms a point of departure for their work, from which
the medium is put under scrutiny and the borders between photography and
sculpture are constantly renegotiated.