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Emulsions

Emulsions

The images Emulsion 1 (Alps) and Emulsion 2 (Spits­bergen) represent surfaces of photo-chemical emulsions on two glass plate negatives found in private and public archives. Looking at them on a lightbox two black-andwhite landscapes are visible. Compared to the portrait of the »young man with cap and stitched horns« they consist of similar material but the two images (Emulsion 1 and Emulsion 2) reveal very few details of image informations. As in the daguerreo­types material and motif are merged into a new image. The represented reality joins with the abstractions of chemical and physical traces.

Like fragments of memory the photographic image seems to be a noise in the background. In contrast the materia­lity of the image carrier appears real and concrete: Traces of wiping look like wafts of mist, crystal deposits like frost patterns and discolorations like water. The material itself appears like natural phenomenons in the images.

year: 2011
image size Emulsion 1 (Alps) 143 x 192 cm
image size Emulsion 2 (Spitsbergen) 112 x 88 cm
material: analog c-prints
presentation: wooden framework without glass