Works by Jenny Rosemeyer, Manfred Peckl, Douglas Fishbone. All three artists work with found imagery. By using the collage as a principle found photographs are getting transformed into fairytale alike stills, old cartographic maps get shredded in pieces worn like cosmic rays around a girls head or imagery found in the internet got put together in a video as an absurd story to explain the world.
Works byJenny Rosemeyer, Manfred Peckl, Douglas Fishbone
We are very pleased to invite you to the opening of the exhibition Global Recycling with new works of Jenny Rosemeyer, Manfred Peckl and Douglas Fishbone on may 14th 2005 from 6-9 pm.
All three artists work with found imagery. By using the collage as a principle found photographs are getting transformed into fairytale alike stills (Rosemeyer), old cartographic maps get shredded in pieces worn like cosmic rays around a girls head (Peckl) or imagery found in the internet got put together in a video as an absurd story to explain the world (Fishbone).
The collages of Berlin based artist Jenny Rosemeyer consist of photographs, reproductions of selfmade objects or models. Rosemeyer assembles the pieces together by changing the scale and proportion. In a next step she photographs the collage and starts the process of collaging again. The result is a very dense and moody imagery.
Manfred Peckl collects cartographic maps, not for putting them on the shelf just for shredding them. He assembles the shredded material for intriguing collages that have a strong painterly quality. Only from a near distance the viewer is able to see that the work is assembled out of shredded material. One can start an endless play of asscociations how e.g. the bikini of one of the ladies is connected to the continent that is displayed on the pattern of the garment. In Peck Â´s new series from 2005 shown at mÃ¼llerdechiara the scraps of paper form a nimbus around the nearly undressed women. Like modern MadonnaÂ´s they inspect the viewer selfconfidentially.
Douglas FishboneÂ´s video work Towards a Common Understanding (2005) shows found imagery from the internet. The principle of montage for achieving new interpretation patterns was used as well in Fish boneÂ´s video Everybody loves a Winner (2004), displayed at mÃ¼llerdechiara in September 2004. The combination of the found images looks slightly absurde on a first view: Blond Bikini mermaids and chemical periodic systems, asian gouaches of fishes and stuffed gooses, images of sex and food or views of the universe tell us about the cacophony of the todayÂ´s media world. Only the accompanying commentary of the artist gives this artificial sequence of imagery a sense with sentences like "statistics are like bikiniÂ´s' or 'everything is completely relative'. Fishbone questions average patterns of explanations of the earth and our western civilization with irony and turns them into absurdity.
Opening: may 14th 2005 from 6-9 pm
Weydingerstr. 10 - Berlin