NEW YORK, NY.-
Photography deals with the tension between the immediacy of its detailed surface and that which cannot be seen: the space beyond. Curated by Katharina Bosse as part of CCNY
s Guest Curators Program, The Space Beyond presents five young photographers who experiment with photographic/non-photographable space.
Paula Winkler set up an ad on the internet in order to meet men. Now they appear in front of the camera, their bodies exposed in typical hotel-room settings, the surface of their skin corresponding with the patterns of tapestry. Caught in the construction of an image, romance is absent.
In Alexander Gehrings series the darkroom is no longer a place for black and white development, but a place of séance, in which obscure events manifest themselves. In this project the meaning is multi-layered as the analogies of darkroom/camera/medium relate to the history of using photography as scientific proof for the appearances of ghostly appearances.
Robert Schlotters work Memories and how to get them works with old amateur movies that are blended into one image using a long exposure. They seem familiar in a way that speaks about the memory of a collective culture, rather than that of any single person.
Norbert Eilers Privacy by Design tackles a current aspect of loss and memory: his images are generated from recycled hard drives. After reconstructing these images, they are sorted in categories derived from particular subjects. All beach pictures, for example, seem amazingly similar.
Andrea Grützner explores a historical Eastern German type of building called Erbgericht. In reconstructing architectural space using color lights, she creates abstract compositions, which resonate with fascination and estrangement of the past.