Jean Mierecke

WandBild

Every wall is its own place
Hardcover, thread binding
Format: 35cm x 26cm
Seitenanzahl: 92 Seiten
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Walls become images - walls that we encounter in London, Rome, Marrakech, New York, Berlin, Hong Kong, Paris, Havana or somewhere in the middle of the landscape. It's not about walls that were designed as "facades" for an external effect, but only about the other - the unnoticed - walls that are left to their own devices because their "effect" doesn't matter. While such walls are not expected to have any effect or are not invested (or any longer) in their appearance, they develop their own, naturally grown effect. This basic motif – this type of reality – is a theme of the pictures.

The WandBild image series reflects the function and myth of the wall. A wall serves to protect not only against influence and access, but also against views from outside. It obscures a sensory impression. It overrides a perceptual image by putting another perception in its place. “Seen” in this way, the wall has a metaphysics in the most immediate meaning of the word. It offers a visible appearance and at the same time its invisible secret.

The book takes us along walls that form their own dramaturgy, which line up motif after motif in lively variety, regardless of the cities from which they come. It is not the local atmosphere that is captured, but rather the facial expressions of the always unique wall. That is why the walls are not located using verbal designations. Every wall is its own place. Every picture is its own world. And each motif provided inspiration in a unique moment, not an illustration, but an image.

 

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WandBild

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