Category Archives: Walls / Photo

Transformer House Wall / Neon Light

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Transformer House Wall. Wall / Neon Light
Transformatoren-Haus-Wand. Wand / Neonlicht
Daniel Marzona. Berlin. 2017
Video Projection / Exhibition View

The video work Transformatoren-Haus-Wand / Neonlicht (transformer-house-wall / neon light) shows the wall of a house with large surfaces painted in different colors, photographed in downtown Moscow. There are traces of graffiti, which the authorities do not tolerate and have tried to expunge by painting them over with oil and emulsion paints in various tones. Wolf’s media artworks are created successively. First, she photographed some of the overpainted house walls in Moscow, part for part, and put them back together as large pictures on a computer. As a video level, the photo of a neon light going on and off is laid over the wall photograph with its various degrees of brightness. The changes produce the actual video image: the colors of the wall flicker rhythmically in the light of the malfunctioning lamp. This simple combination of the static and the dynamic is characteristic of Wolf’s works.

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Photo Strips of uncovered Panels in the Connecting Corridor

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Photo Strips of uncovered Panels in the Connecting Corridor
Fotobänder von der Aufdeckung der Verkleidungen im Zwischenflur
Residenzschloss Bad Arolsen, Museum. 2016
Installation Views
Two Photo Strips. Each 700 x 48 cm (First Step)
25 Sections. Each 32 x 48 cm (Installation)
Direct Print on MDF
Photos: Axel Schneider

Text:  Showing up twice – A small school of seeing
Daniel Marzona: CONCEPTUALISED ON SITE, OR SPATIAL RE-CONTEXTUALISATION
Some remarks on Martina Wolf’s exhibition at the Museum Bad Arolsen
Catalogue: Reise nach Arglosen
Museum Bad Arolsen. 2016

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Sheet Metall Wall / Servants’ Doors

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Sheet Metal Wall. Repainted Grafitti
Blech-Wand. Übermale Graffiti
Moscow. 2011 / Bad Arolsen 2016
Residence Palace Bad Arolsen, Museum. 2016
Installation View
Photographs / Digital Montage
Print on adhessive-backes Film, Alu-Dibond,
Frames. 300 x 250 cm
Photo: Axel Schneider

Text: About Walls and People
Daniel Marzona: CONCEPTUALISED ON SITE, OR SPATIAL RE-CONTEXTUALISATION
Some remarks on Martina Wolf’s exhibition at the Museum Bad Arolsen
Catalogue: Reise nach Arglosen
Museum Bad Arolsen. 2016


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Blech-Wand. Übermale Graffiti
Sheet Metal Wall. Repainted Grafitti
Moscow. 2011 / Bad Arolsen 2016
Detail / Motif
Photographs / Digital Montage
Print on adhessive-backes Film, Alu-Dibond,
Frames. 300 x 250 cm

Wall / Plastic Film

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Wall / Plastic Film  Wand / Folie  
Bunker Space / Schauraum Wiensowski & Harbord Berlin 2013
Video Installation / Exhibition View
HD Video / Quicktime Movie H.264 / 1920×1080 / 25p
Mute. 9 min 24 sec. Loop

To see is the colour design of a rear wall of a shopping centre in Offenbach including corrections and whitewashings of graffiti.
Video: For a long time, a crumpled piece of transparent foil lies unmoving in front of the wall. Then, barely noticeable, a corner starts moving in the wind. After a while the piece slips further. Finally, it is blown off the frame.
Photographs / Montages: Individual circle elements of the wall’s design in Offenbach including all damages and repair traces are precisely photographed, printed out and pasted as a wall frize into the exhibition space.

 

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Repainted Graffiti

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Despite their prohibition, graffiti advance further towards Mos­cow’s city centre. As a kind of non-conformist expression, graffiti are not tolerated. Instead of taking costly restoring measures, the public authorities have the house walls partially repainted in different colour shades of oil- and dispersion paint. Structured house walls come into being through these large multi-coloured sections.
Some house walls are systematically photographed, section-by-section, and then digitally pieced together to large formats. The texture of the wall and the paint structures are meticulously captured. A strong illusion of spatial depth is achieved by combining numerous individual perspectives. The wall sections with their repainted traces will be brought to other (exhibition-)spaces as large-sized photographic works/objects.

Wand 1. Übermalte Graffiti  Wall 1. Repainted Graffiti
Moscow. August 2009


Red Painting  Rote Malerei
Green Painting  Grüne Malerei
Garage Compounds  Garagenkörper
Green Chequerd Courtyard  Grünbunt im Innenhof
Gray in the Courtyard  Grau im Innenhof
Sheet Metall Wall  Blechwand
Pastell Colours  Pastellfarben
Yellow Pink Wall  Gelb-rosa Wand
Stained Wall  Bunte Wand
Transformer House Wall  Transformatoren-Haus-Wand


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Transformer House Wall / Two Doors

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Despite their prohibition, graffiti advance further towards Moscow’s city centre. As a kind of non-conformist expression, graffiti are not tolerated. Instead of taking costly restoring measures, the public authorities have the house walls partially repainted in different colour shades of oil- and dispersion paint. Structured house walls come into being through these large multi-coloured sections.
Some house walls are systematically photographed, section-by-section, and then digitally pieced together to large formats. The texture of the wall and the paint structures are meticulously captured. A strong illusion of spatial depth is achieved by combining numerous individual perspectives. The wall sections with their repainted traces will be brought to other (exhibition-)spaces as large-sized photographic works/objects.

 

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