Tuesday 14 January 2014

HORST ADEMEIT at Galerie Gebr. Lehmann, Dresden

HORST ADEMEIT, untitled, 24.06.1994, inscribed polaroid, 11 x 9, Courtesy Delmes & Zander / Galerie Susanne Zander


Galerie Gebr. Lehmann

21.01. - 15.03.14
Opening 18.01.14 14-21h

"For nearly 20 years Horst Ademeit (1937 - 2010) devoted his chronological diary to document the influence of cold rays on his living environment in Düsseldorf-Flingern. The edges of the Polaroids are furnished by microscopically small handwriting, remarks, observations and theories about what is depicted in those photographs and what is not. The artist placed measuring equipment such as thermometers, Geiger tubes, hygrometers and compasses as well as groceries on daily newspapers and tried to visualise the influence of the rays on himself but also on his surroundings. In this photographs Ademeit captures every condition visually, notes his subjective observations such as smells and noises and links them to the events of world politics he finds in daily newspapers or hears on the radio.

On his photographs he notes the locations of cars and the duration of parking, abandoned bicycles or building sites show the influence of rays as well as the behaviour of spiders in his apartment or his neighbour’s turtles in the backyard. The animals’ behaviours are being observed and evaluated. The artist himself describes his work as an original form of registration; he is taking photographs of facts in order to protect himself. (...)"

Galerie Gebr. lehmann
Görlitzer Str. 16
01099 Dresden

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