Category Archives: Photography

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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Venetian Blinds

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Venetian Blinds
Rollos / Lichtblenden
Residence Palace Bad Arolsen, Museum. 2016
Installation View
Photo: Axel Schneider

Text: Der Gang der Dinge
Daniel Marzona. SICH AM ORT AUFHÄNGEN – RAUMBEZOGENE RE-KONTEXTUALISIERUNGEN.
Einige Anmerkungen zur Ausstellung von Martina Wolf im Museum Bad Arolsen
Katalog: Reise nach Arglosen
Museum Bad Arolsen. 2016

 


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Venetian Blinds
Rollos / Lichtblenden
Olevano Romano. 2012 / Bad Arolsen 2016
Photographs / Vector Grafic
Print on Textil. Each: 156 x 320 cm

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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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Coloured Cabinet with Bred and Beer

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Coloured Cabinet with Bred and Beer. Repainted Grafitti
Farbiger Schrank mit Brot und Bier. Übermale Graffiti
Moskau. 2011 / Bad Arolsen 2016
Residenzschloss Bad Arolsen, Museum. 2016
Motif and Installation View
Photographs / Digital Montage
Direct Print on MDF, Frames. 150 x 225 cm
Photo (Installation): Axel Schneider

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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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Coloured Cabinet with Bred and Beer. Repainted Grafitti
Farbiger Schrank mit Brot und Bier. Übermale Graffiti
Moskau. 2011 / Bad Arolsen 2016
Details
Photographs / Digital Montage
Direct Print on MDF, Frames. 150 x 225 cm

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

Window Motifs / Olevano Romano / 2013

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The camera focuses from an interior space towards the broad windows of an abandoned, run-down schoolhouse in Olevano Romano, whereby the mountain range of the Italian landscape is only vaguely visible through the fogged up and stained glass panes. Just with the changing light their silhouette is gradually more highlighted. (Yet, through the opened sliding window, the landscape appears sharply contoured.) In front of the house there is a shade-producing concrete wall, which has arched recesses cut out in front of every window. Thus, the sash bars form a raster, which is sliced through by a wide semicircle. In front of the windows there are remnants of blinds dangling.
At first, the works are montages of photographs in sequences in multiple exposures. Thus, interior and exterior space become equally visible.
The photo series of one window show different situations.
Some videos result from the montage of sequences with minimal movements into the photomasks. The barely noticeable movements of the blinds’ pull cord and the gradually highlighted landscape are the only clues proving that these are not photos but videos. Other videos are created by cross-fading interval shootings. Fixed situations start to dissolve.
The series address the relation between the photo’s statics and the video’s movements: the photo bears the potential of movement in itself. In the video, the movement is reduced to the degree that a standstill is getting palpable. The photo tends towards the video, the video towards the photo.

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Window / Mostar

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Two shop windows in the city of Mostar in Bosnia and Herzegovina, not far from the stadium of the football club HŠK Zrinjski Mostar. The window panes have been shattered and the opening is blocked with a piece of furniture, just its back side is visible.
Both windows have been photographed section-by-section and then digitally recomposed for a total view. The resulting image was again segmented into 15 parts, into a grid pattern, three vertical lines and five horizontal lines with overlaps in the theme. The individual parts of the image will be presented in a progression under glass, dependent from the available 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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