Site Specific Tiled 03/08/19 P/////AKT
Four contacts on baryte paper in an acid-free cardboard box
20,5 × 25,5 cm
Edition of 15 copies, signed and numbered by the artist
about this work
This is a site specific work made on the third of August 2019 during the installation of the exhibition Dear Sides at P/////AKT. The four images were built up on film with multiple moments during the making of a mural on the back wall of the exhibition space. The four resulting negatives were contacted on baryte paper (two in the normal position, two horizontally flipped), and tiled together into one work. (The same images appear in the 16 mm film entitled “”, also shown in Dear Sides). Each work was hand printed, cut and assembled and it is therefore slightly different. The edition is signed, numbered and comes in an archival box.
about Katja Mater
Katja Mater examines the boundaries of photographic and cinematographic media in explorations of the possibilities and impossibilities inherent to their materials. The reflective process that characterizes her work starts with an observation of the exhibition context and a contemplation of the potential dialogue between the medium and the environment. She works toward an ‘outcome’ that carry a transformative potential.
Her work primarily consists of analogue photographic or cinematographic registrations of intermediate interventions. She creates abstract geometric compositions on paper, on objects, or directly onto a spatial context. The compositions are captured by means of a deliberate set of rules that provide a sense of direction in Mater’s boundless exploration of the tension between the two-dimensional and the three-dimensional.
(courtesy of KIOSK)
Katja Mater has shown her work in solo exhibitions at venues including Kiosk; Ghent; Marres; Maastricht; O, Milan; Halfhouse, Barcelona; and Ltd Los Angeles. Group exhibitions include the 2016 Bergen Assembly; Extra City, Antwerp; Bonnefantenmuseum, Maastricht; Gallery Barbara Seiler, Zürich; Centre d’Art Contemporain, Geneva; La Casa Encendida, Madrid; FOAM Photography Museum, Amsterdam; and Tanya Bonakdar Gallery, New York.
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