Exhibition (Diploma): Tentare, 2018
Universität der Künste Berlin
List of works in order of appearance:
Installation View, Tentare, 2018
Nota Studie I, 2017, inkjet print, 55 x 55 cm
Faksimile, 2013, close-up
Faksimile, 2013, inkjet print, 110 x 145 cm
Nota Studien, 2017, Zine
The installation consists of several photographs that depict three variations on the same process – an attempt to heighten the sense for stone as a material. The basis of this work is a type of paper which is used in epigraphy (the study of inscriptions) to decipher unearthed stone inscriptions. Instead of being carriers of engraved text, the imprints emphasize the material itself as co-creator of the final image.
Ultimately, it’s the imprint that is photographed rather than the stone itself. Each imprint carries the traces that were revealed after contact with the stone. At the end of the process, the imprints are lit and photographed in the studio.
‘Perhaps stones are willing inasmuch as what they do not let us do; in how they resist our intentions.’ Sara Ahmed, ‘Willful Stones’, 2016