Overview

We are the people

collaboration with Pantea Lachin for Ufer Open, 2018

We are the people

collaboration with Pantea Lachin for Ufer Open, 2018

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STEINPLATZ reloaded || SIMULTANOUS INSTALLATION

mmtt (Ammon and Lottner) winning art competition (by invitation) in Berlin-Charlottenburg. A temporary explorative experiment that researches the presence of present and history in present. Materialisation of 24 sculptures that have been, should be and wanted to be on Steinplatz.

STEINPLATZ reloaded || SIMULTANOUS INSTALLATION

mmtt (Ammon and Lottner) winning art competition (by invitation) in Berlin-Charlottenburg. A temporary explorative experiment that researches the presence of present and history in present. Materialisation of 24 sculptures that have been, should be and wanted to be on Steinplatz.

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Orientalist at Schnell & Schmutzig

Exhibit a groupshow Schnell & Schmutzig, Gaswerksiedlung Berlin, 2018. Site-specific installation from the series Orientalists, 2011, Laser copies glued on the wall. How do we perceive people from the so called different world? Which images have been created for us?

Orientalist at Schnell & Schmutzig

Exhibit a groupshow Schnell & Schmutzig, Gaswerksiedlung Berlin, 2018. Site-specific installation from the series Orientalists, 2011, Laser copies glued on the wall. How do we perceive people from the so called different world? Which images have been created for us?

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Protein Research Center, Martin-Luther-University Halle

The research work at the Charles-Tanford-Building is translated into a visible ray of light expanding from one point inside of the building permeating the architecture. The impact and radiance of protein research are depicted as powerful sparkling layers of glass.

Protein Research Center, Martin-Luther-University Halle

The research work at the Charles-Tanford-Building is translated into a visible ray of light expanding from one point inside of the building permeating the architecture. The impact and radiance of protein research are depicted as powerful sparkling layers of glass.

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Portfolio Projections / 2015

Portfolio Stefka Ammon (2015)

Portfolio Projections / 2015

Portfolio Stefka Ammon (2015)

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There’s a Crack in everything…

Competition entry (with Katharina Lottner) for Klinikum der Universität München, new building of the Operation – Centre Großhadern: 200 m concrete wall. Result: reaching the second voting round in the first level of the international open and anonymous art-in-architecture competition.

There’s a Crack in everything…

Competition entry (with Katharina Lottner) for Klinikum der Universität München, new building of the Operation – Centre Großhadern: 200 m concrete wall. Result: reaching the second voting round in the first level of the international open and anonymous art-in-architecture competition.

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Finding Winnetou

Starting point is the cultural context of Germany. Winnetou, the fictional character, created by the German writer Karl May in the late 19th century, as the object of projections. With these projections in my luggage I traveled to New Mexico.

Finding Winnetou

Starting point is the cultural context of Germany. Winnetou, the fictional character, created by the German writer Karl May in the late 19th century, as the object of projections. With these projections in my luggage I traveled to New Mexico.

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Fluss > Weiser || River > Signs

The RIVER > SIGNS work as leafs of a lock gate, looking glasses, illuminations and image screens inside of the uncomely underpasses which passersby have to cross when moving in the center of Mühlheim an der Ruhr. They are super-signs.

Fluss > Weiser || River > Signs

The RIVER > SIGNS work as leafs of a lock gate, looking glasses, illuminations and image screens inside of the uncomely underpasses which passersby have to cross when moving in the center of Mühlheim an der Ruhr. They are super-signs.

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Bikini Berlin

Commission work for dan pearlman Markenarchitektur GmbH, Concept or a text piece for the façade of Bikini Berlin, City West, Berlin. As of now temporary test with adhesive letters of parts of the building.          

Bikini Berlin

Commission work for dan pearlman Markenarchitektur GmbH, Concept or a text piece for the façade of Bikini Berlin, City West, Berlin. As of now temporary test with adhesive letters of parts of the building.          

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Powidoki / Posłowia | publication

The publication “Afterwords/ Afterimages” is a summing of two exhibitions of artists Wladyslaw Klamerus and Stefka Ammon followed by a panel at Studio Galeria Warsaw in 2013 to commemorate the 70th anniversary of the beginning of the Warsaw Ghetto Uprising.

Powidoki / Posłowia | publication

The publication “Afterwords/ Afterimages” is a summing of two exhibitions of artists Wladyslaw Klamerus and Stefka Ammon followed by a panel at Studio Galeria Warsaw in 2013 to commemorate the 70th anniversary of the beginning of the Warsaw Ghetto Uprising.

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untitled (the tower) | Fire Department of Baden-Wuerttemberg

Soon to be translated. The training center of firemen is to be enriched by adding an object of daily use for this professional guilt: the firehose. After action it has traditionally been hung up inside of the fire engine house.

untitled (the tower) | Fire Department of Baden-Wuerttemberg

Soon to be translated. The training center of firemen is to be enriched by adding an object of daily use for this professional guilt: the firehose. After action it has traditionally been hung up inside of the fire engine house.

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vorwaerts nach weit | Kubus Hannover

Ammon seizes on the existing light housings as sculptural elements. Suspended from the ceiling, they run below it in parallel lines, ending at the walls. Ammon, however, extends them and disperses them through the room in various directions. Site specific

vorwaerts nach weit | Kubus Hannover

Ammon seizes on the existing light housings as sculptural elements. Suspended from the ceiling, they run below it in parallel lines, ending at the walls. Ammon, however, extends them and disperses them through the room in various directions. Site specific

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Memorial for Witch Hunt Bamberg

The concept for this memorial in Bamberg (Bavaria) contradicts prevalent traditions connected with the subject witch hunt. It aims to appear with a vivid and colorful gesture that opens new perspectives in looking at this part of early modern history.soon

Memorial for Witch Hunt Bamberg

The concept for this memorial in Bamberg (Bavaria) contradicts prevalent traditions connected with the subject witch hunt. It aims to appear with a vivid and colorful gesture that opens new perspectives in looking at this part of early modern history.soon

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Double Bind | Podwójne wiązanie

For Ammon the experience of „Double Bind“ ist the symbolic confrontation with the painful and difficult knowledge about her grandfather’s past. He worked until 1941 as translator for the German minority in Lithuania and was relocated in occupied Poland.  

Double Bind | Podwójne wiązanie

For Ammon the experience of „Double Bind“ ist the symbolic confrontation with the painful and difficult knowledge about her grandfather’s past. He worked until 1941 as translator for the German minority in Lithuania and was relocated in occupied Poland.  

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Grids | porcelain

Experimental study of transferring the paper grids into the more haptic and sculptural material of porcelain. Related to the processing of china: drying (shrinking), firing and placing the objects start (slightly) unfolding towards the surrounding space. To be continued.  

Grids | porcelain

Experimental study of transferring the paper grids into the more haptic and sculptural material of porcelain. Related to the processing of china: drying (shrinking), firing and placing the objects start (slightly) unfolding towards the surrounding space. To be continued.  

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Former Dominican Monastery Bamberg || 2nd prize

Art competition for redesigning the windows of the former church of Dominican monastery (today’s auditorium of University of Bamberg). Grids and color were the chosen core elements for connecting the historic reference with the contemporary use of this space.  

Former Dominican Monastery Bamberg || 2nd prize

Art competition for redesigning the windows of the former church of Dominican monastery (today’s auditorium of University of Bamberg). Grids and color were the chosen core elements for connecting the historic reference with the contemporary use of this space.  

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Space Release #2 | spatial shift

Space Release #2 employs strategies of shifting and overlapping to analyze the fundamental parameters of space. By taking up and recapitulating existing spatial elements, and also by interfering with them, artistic interventions question the use-fulness and signifcance of familiar spaces.

Space Release #2 | spatial shift

Space Release #2 employs strategies of shifting and overlapping to analyze the fundamental parameters of space. By taking up and recapitulating existing spatial elements, and also by interfering with them, artistic interventions question the use-fulness and signifcance of familiar spaces.

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Federal Office for the Protection of the Constitution

Watchtower is a (look-out) tower in the back yard of the center which can be used for leisure time as a place for recreation. It’s a significant object that also creates a line-of-sight to the neighboring German Intelligence Service (BND).

Federal Office for the Protection of the Constitution

Watchtower is a (look-out) tower in the back yard of the center which can be used for leisure time as a place for recreation. It’s a significant object that also creates a line-of-sight to the neighboring German Intelligence Service (BND).

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City Palace Potsdam

The proposal spreads grids consisting of LED-lines over the yard of the City Palace. These are tapering towards two opposing centers: Fortuna Portal beyond the palace (symbolizing the people) and the center of the plenary (symbolizing the representation of people).

City Palace Potsdam

The proposal spreads grids consisting of LED-lines over the yard of the City Palace. These are tapering towards two opposing centers: Fortuna Portal beyond the palace (symbolizing the people) and the center of the plenary (symbolizing the representation of people).

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The bakers’ garden

The idea for the building of the bakers’ guild consists of the creation of a kitchen garden including a long table for mutual meals. This is about the connecting act of sharing bread and the bakers’ responsibility of choosing ingredients.

The bakers’ garden

The idea for the building of the bakers’ guild consists of the creation of a kitchen garden including a long table for mutual meals. This is about the connecting act of sharing bread and the bakers’ responsibility of choosing ingredients.

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Orientalists

On the pitfalls of the precalibrated gaze. Reproductions of anthologies on the art of the “Orientalists” dating from the turn of the 19th to 20st century are again reproduced in parts, enlarged, some of them rasterized, and reassembled in b/w photo-copies.

Orientalists

On the pitfalls of the precalibrated gaze. Reproductions of anthologies on the art of the “Orientalists” dating from the turn of the 19th to 20st century are again reproduced in parts, enlarged, some of them rasterized, and reassembled in b/w photo-copies.

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Marie-Elisabeth-Lüders-Building | 2. Prize

Perspective implies a specific position. The visual focus, from which you are looking at something determines the field of vision you can perceive. These are simple yet fundamental thoughts which are very meaningful for all members of the German Bundestag.

Marie-Elisabeth-Lüders-Building | 2. Prize

Perspective implies a specific position. The visual focus, from which you are looking at something determines the field of vision you can perceive. These are simple yet fundamental thoughts which are very meaningful for all members of the German Bundestag.

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Grids | paper

What happens to the view(er), when everything seen refers to it/him/her (as point of origine of the central perspective), in relation to a gaze that wanders, is stopped by an ornament and can then turn toward the “beyond” the grid?

Grids | paper

What happens to the view(er), when everything seen refers to it/him/her (as point of origine of the central perspective), in relation to a gaze that wanders, is stopped by an ornament and can then turn toward the “beyond” the grid?

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Visibility Conditions

If we only ever saw what we thought, or thought what we saw, how would that be different from now? We think more than we really see, and we feel less too, because there’s so much we have to know.

Visibility Conditions

If we only ever saw what we thought, or thought what we saw, how would that be different from now? We think more than we really see, and we feel less too, because there’s so much we have to know.

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Ernestine

Found footage of my grandfather’s estate. Series of 52 digitised slides, which Reinhold took of his wife, my grandmother Ernestine between 1970 and 1985. A staging of fundamental forlornness, which has been a substantial aspect of their attitude to life.

Ernestine

Found footage of my grandfather’s estate. Series of 52 digitised slides, which Reinhold took of his wife, my grandmother Ernestine between 1970 and 1985. A staging of fundamental forlornness, which has been a substantial aspect of their attitude to life.

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Federal Archives

Proposal for newly designed entrance area and the courtyard of the extented building of Germanys Federal Archives in Berlin-Lichterfelde. Cooperation with landscape architects Wood/Kalnoky, GB. Who decides what is being archived? Which structures are being used to administer these documents?

Federal Archives

Proposal for newly designed entrance area and the courtyard of the extented building of Germanys Federal Archives in Berlin-Lichterfelde. Cooperation with landscape architects Wood/Kalnoky, GB. Who decides what is being archived? Which structures are being used to administer these documents?

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Res Publica | Peoples’ square

The base of the former “National Memorial” becomes a platform for direct and free expression of the people. Every evening a contribution, be it of political, musical, artistic, scientific or any other nature, will be publicly performed on Res publica.

Res Publica | Peoples’ square

The base of the former “National Memorial” becomes a platform for direct and free expression of the people. Every evening a contribution, be it of political, musical, artistic, scientific or any other nature, will be publicly performed on Res publica.

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On my Mother´s Side

Triptych – My grandparents on my mother’s side originally came from Upper Silesia (today Poland). Their children where born between 1941 and 1959. Today all of them own their own house which is very important for them and their self-image.

On my Mother´s Side

Triptych – My grandparents on my mother’s side originally came from Upper Silesia (today Poland). Their children where born between 1941 and 1959. Today all of them own their own house which is very important for them and their self-image.

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Doner in the East

In 1994 I moved to Weißensee, a former Eastern part of town. Turkish classmates, business- or doner stand owners had been familiar faces all the years before. But at this time there were no Turkish people in Weißensee at all.

Doner in the East

In 1994 I moved to Weißensee, a former Eastern part of town. Turkish classmates, business- or doner stand owners had been familiar faces all the years before. But at this time there were no Turkish people in Weißensee at all.

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Bern | Club 89

“Abi 89”, a window display for marks blond projects gallery. It has been created for the exhibit “Club 89” – personal ways of reflecting on the change in 1989 in Germany. Cooperation with marks blond projects Bern (CH) and Stedefreund

Bern | Club 89

“Abi 89”, a window display for marks blond projects gallery. It has been created for the exhibit “Club 89” – personal ways of reflecting on the change in 1989 in Germany. Cooperation with marks blond projects Bern (CH) and Stedefreund

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Dorothee Elisabeth Tretschlaff

A project for the first festival UM08 in Uckermark region. The curator proposed to look into the rural legend of the “last witch of Brandenburg”. Eventually I found documents of 1701 on this very tragic case of a witch trial.

Dorothee Elisabeth Tretschlaff

A project for the first festival UM08 in Uckermark region. The curator proposed to look into the rural legend of the “last witch of Brandenburg”. Eventually I found documents of 1701 on this very tragic case of a witch trial.

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My WTC

This blog’s aim is to create a comprehensive collection of private photographs of portraits in front, on top or inside the former World Trade Center in NYC. A project in collaboration with Robert Ziegler.   Link to blog: my-wtc.com  

My WTC

This blog’s aim is to create a comprehensive collection of private photographs of portraits in front, on top or inside the former World Trade Center in NYC. A project in collaboration with Robert Ziegler.   Link to blog: my-wtc.com  

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Jubilee

Jubilee

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Riga | Memorial to Soviet Occupation Victims

A fluid stone landscape that evolves from below street level to a visible peak (top of the Forum). It contains places to rest, listen and discuss (stone steps, levels, forum and stone tables) all built in the fluid stone scape.

Riga | Memorial to Soviet Occupation Victims

A fluid stone landscape that evolves from below street level to a visible peak (top of the Forum). It contains places to rest, listen and discuss (stone steps, levels, forum and stone tables) all built in the fluid stone scape.

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Oriental Black | Icon

Turkish marble (trade name: Oriental Black) in cinemascope format (2.35 : 1) mounted to the wall, treated with turkish rose-oil and lit by theatre spotlights. Soon to be translated. Stefka Ammon untersucht kulturelle Projektionen und mediale Mythen in Wort und

Oriental Black | Icon

Turkish marble (trade name: Oriental Black) in cinemascope format (2.35 : 1) mounted to the wall, treated with turkish rose-oil and lit by theatre spotlights. Soon to be translated. Stefka Ammon untersucht kulturelle Projektionen und mediale Mythen in Wort und

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Where ever you look

Presentation of the 2007 status of the entire travel-research-project The moose on the ice (2004-2007), part of the exhibition “Wo man hinschaut”. At the project space Stedefreund drawings, photographies, video-, audio- and text works, and the installation “Moose” were shown.

Where ever you look

Presentation of the 2007 status of the entire travel-research-project The moose on the ice (2004-2007), part of the exhibition “Wo man hinschaut”. At the project space Stedefreund drawings, photographies, video-, audio- and text works, and the installation “Moose” were shown.

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The Samovar | video

In my family a samovar plays a significant role: it was a wedding gift by my great-grandparents to their son Oskar and his wife Edith in the 1920s. On their ride to the celebration they forgot it in the train.

The Samovar | video

In my family a samovar plays a significant role: it was a wedding gift by my great-grandparents to their son Oskar and his wife Edith in the 1920s. On their ride to the celebration they forgot it in the train.

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Part III – Neutral Zone | photo

  Email by Dr. Ley, Memorial Site of Konzentrationslager Sachsenhausen, May 2006: Dear Ms Ammon, (…) I can well imagine that it must be quite difficult to learn that a member of one’s own family was a concentration camp guard.

Part III – Neutral Zone | photo

  Email by Dr. Ley, Memorial Site of Konzentrationslager Sachsenhausen, May 2006: Dear Ms Ammon, (…) I can well imagine that it must be quite difficult to learn that a member of one’s own family was a concentration camp guard.

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Part III – Neutral Zone | video

Video, silent. The camera moves along the “Neutral Zone”, the guard way between electric fence and the outer wall of KZ Sachsenhausen. My grandfather’s brother patrolled there, too. No one in the family wanted to have known about this.  

Part III – Neutral Zone | video

Video, silent. The camera moves along the “Neutral Zone”, the guard way between electric fence and the outer wall of KZ Sachsenhausen. My grandfather’s brother patrolled there, too. No one in the family wanted to have known about this.  

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Witkiewicz

In 1986 I went to Poland for the first time. While trying to invest the inevitable compulsory exchange in somewhat meaningful, I discoverd the photo book “Przeciw Nicości” (Against Nothingness) with works of the impressive polish artist Witkiewicz in Kraków.

Witkiewicz

In 1986 I went to Poland for the first time. While trying to invest the inevitable compulsory exchange in somewhat meaningful, I discoverd the photo book “Przeciw Nicości” (Against Nothingness) with works of the impressive polish artist Witkiewicz in Kraków.

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Machorka

Sound piece produced for the exhibition poliflur 0101 in an abandoned greenhouse. There were wild growing tobacco plant – remainders of expired EU-subsidies for cultivating tobacco. Machorka is a negative term which is no longer used for (Russian) Tobacco. poliflur0101,

Machorka

Sound piece produced for the exhibition poliflur 0101 in an abandoned greenhouse. There were wild growing tobacco plant – remainders of expired EU-subsidies for cultivating tobacco. Machorka is a negative term which is no longer used for (Russian) Tobacco. poliflur0101,

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Part II – Second Travel

I learned that my uncle has disappeared from Vilnius since July 2000. At that time he met two German tourists. He decided to ride back to Germany with them in their vehicle. He has never shown up anywhere until today. 

Part II – Second Travel

I learned that my uncle has disappeared from Vilnius since July 2000. At that time he met two German tourists. He decided to ride back to Germany with them in their vehicle. He has never shown up anywhere until today. 

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Part II – Missing

At the end of my trip I had planned to look up my father’s older brother, Georg Ammon, born 1932 in Kaunas, who left everything behind in Germany and moved back to Lithuania in 1993. He had followed his projection.

Part II – Missing

At the end of my trip I had planned to look up my father’s older brother, Georg Ammon, born 1932 in Kaunas, who left everything behind in Germany and moved back to Lithuania in 1993. He had followed his projection.

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Part III – The Conversation

New Jersey. Talking with my grandfather’s in law while looking at old photographs. For the first time he mentions that my grandfather’s brother has been a member of the Waffen-SS. He still remembers unexpected details. I recorded our dialogue.  

Part III – The Conversation

New Jersey. Talking with my grandfather’s in law while looking at old photographs. For the first time he mentions that my grandfather’s brother has been a member of the Waffen-SS. He still remembers unexpected details. I recorded our dialogue.  

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Ziemniak | Potato for the German Embassy in Warsaw || 3rd prize

With our concept Ziemniak | Kartoffel (potato) we want to remember the benedictional impact of potatoes in both of the neighboring countries and at the same time start a new tradition which might overcome speechlessness between Polish and German people.

Ziemniak | Potato for the German Embassy in Warsaw || 3rd prize

With our concept Ziemniak | Kartoffel (potato) we want to remember the benedictional impact of potatoes in both of the neighboring countries and at the same time start a new tradition which might overcome speechlessness between Polish and German people.

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Part II – Stalking Moose

Video: searching for a moose in Lithuania. At the Curonian Lagoon with Vytautas Bliudzius and in the National Park of Nemunas Delta (Regioninis Parkas Nemuno Deltos) with forester Arunas Miklovis we are roaming the landsape stalking moose for a day.

Part II – Stalking Moose

Video: searching for a moose in Lithuania. At the Curonian Lagoon with Vytautas Bliudzius and in the National Park of Nemunas Delta (Regioninis Parkas Nemuno Deltos) with forester Arunas Miklovis we are roaming the landsape stalking moose for a day.

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Part II – First Travel

In January 2005 I travelled to locations in Poland and Lithuania where my family had lived before and during WWII. I located places from photographies, talked to contemporary witnesses and historians and searched archives in Ostrołęka, Łodz, Kaunas und Gelgaudiškis.

Part II – First Travel

In January 2005 I travelled to locations in Poland and Lithuania where my family had lived before and during WWII. I located places from photographies, talked to contemporary witnesses and historians and searched archives in Ostrołęka, Łodz, Kaunas und Gelgaudiškis.

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Wild West | exhibition

The exhibition Wild West has been created as a traveling show by the artists: Stefka Ammon, Björn Hegardt, Ethan Jackson and Gudrun RauwolfStationen: (Berlin) augenblick – raum für Gegenwartskunst, Philadelphia, USA basekamp, Lubbock, TX, Landmark Arts Gallery, Albuquerque, NM, magnifico art space.

Wild West | exhibition

The exhibition Wild West has been created as a traveling show by the artists: Stefka Ammon, Björn Hegardt, Ethan Jackson and Gudrun RauwolfStationen: (Berlin) augenblick – raum für Gegenwartskunst, Philadelphia, USA basekamp, Lubbock, TX, Landmark Arts Gallery, Albuquerque, NM, magnifico art space.

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Coming Home

Lenthe is a village that belongs to the smalltown in which I grew up. The title of this work is meant literally.

Coming Home

Lenthe is a village that belongs to the smalltown in which I grew up. The title of this work is meant literally.

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Shoot out

Fotoseries, Foothills Albuquerque, 2003                                  

Shoot out

Fotoseries, Foothills Albuquerque, 2003                                  

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Stereo Landscapes

Stereoscopy is an outdated medium for picturing far away places of yearning. In New Mexico your are being overwhelmed by the landscape and the vastness of the skies. Actually it seems totally impossible that Karl May has never been here.

Stereo Landscapes

Stereoscopy is an outdated medium for picturing far away places of yearning. In New Mexico your are being overwhelmed by the landscape and the vastness of the skies. Actually it seems totally impossible that Karl May has never been here.

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Finding Winnetou

During the first phase of my research on the phenomenon Winnetou I read the novels and biographies of Karl May. I also looked into the interpretation of the Winnetou-Store in Schilderns’ audio plays, movies and on (open-air) stages throughout Germany.

Finding Winnetou

During the first phase of my research on the phenomenon Winnetou I read the novels and biographies of Karl May. I also looked into the interpretation of the Winnetou-Store in Schilderns’ audio plays, movies and on (open-air) stages throughout Germany.

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My Winnetou | movie

At home he turns on his big TV for me and puts in “Geronimo” on DVD. The longer the film goes on, the more uncomfortable I feel. Ray’s great-grandfather was Geronimo’s half brother and was with him until the end.

My Winnetou | movie

At home he turns on his big TV for me and puts in “Geronimo” on DVD. The longer the film goes on, the more uncomfortable I feel. Ray’s great-grandfather was Geronimo’s half brother and was with him until the end.

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Part I – Relatives

  Before my trip I interviewed all my relatives (three generations) about their memories, ideas and projections of/onto Lithuania. Audio: Conversation with relatives who were born in Lithuania. I tell them that I’m going to Lithuania and that my grandfather

Part I – Relatives

  Before my trip I interviewed all my relatives (three generations) about their memories, ideas and projections of/onto Lithuania. Audio: Conversation with relatives who were born in Lithuania. I tell them that I’m going to Lithuania and that my grandfather

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Narcissus

Narcissus was attracted to a pool by Nemesis, where he saw his own reflection in the water and fell in love with it, not realizing it was merely an image. Unable to leave the beauty of his reflection, Narcissus drowned..

Narcissus

Narcissus was attracted to a pool by Nemesis, where he saw his own reflection in the water and fell in love with it, not realizing it was merely an image. Unable to leave the beauty of his reflection, Narcissus drowned..

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Winnetou found

Below are some of the things I stumbled upon during the nearly three years I spent investigating this topic (also part of our shows in the USA WILDWEST, in order to illustrate the extent of Germany’s fascination with the “Indianer”).

Winnetou found

Below are some of the things I stumbled upon during the nearly three years I spent investigating this topic (also part of our shows in the USA WILDWEST, in order to illustrate the extent of Germany’s fascination with the “Indianer”).

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Me – an Advertisement

Staging of an omnipresent advertising campaign which had been dominating public imaging of the entire Federal Republic at the time. This work was displayed in the windows of a bookstore on Berlin Friedrichstrasse and at University of Arts in Philadelphia.

Me – an Advertisement

Staging of an omnipresent advertising campaign which had been dominating public imaging of the entire Federal Republic at the time. This work was displayed in the windows of a bookstore on Berlin Friedrichstrasse and at University of Arts in Philadelphia.

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Part I – The Moose on the Ice

In my family projections play an important role. My father’s and my mother’s side stranded in West-Germany. I grew up surrounded by dialects, stories and places that didn’t appear elsewhere. I am looking into these present projections onto the past.

Part I – The Moose on the Ice

In my family projections play an important role. My father’s and my mother’s side stranded in West-Germany. I grew up surrounded by dialects, stories and places that didn’t appear elsewhere. I am looking into these present projections onto the past.

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Am I here?

Photografit series of self-portraits which mark the end of my pictoral self-ascertainment using the image of myself. 135 images were created which explore mimics, surface and physicality. I assembled them in chart-like arrangements that show the sequences of the images.

Am I here?

Photografit series of self-portraits which mark the end of my pictoral self-ascertainment using the image of myself. 135 images were created which explore mimics, surface and physicality. I assembled them in chart-like arrangements that show the sequences of the images.

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I wish I was … I am

“I wish was… I am…” and “I want to know what art is” deal with my projections on the image of the artist. Questioning the construction of the realm, the category of art and asking about the representation of artists

I wish I was … I am

“I wish was… I am…” and “I want to know what art is” deal with my projections on the image of the artist. Questioning the construction of the realm, the category of art and asking about the representation of artists

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Part I – Diorama

I shot these self- and moose portraits in Berlin’s Museum of Natural History. The diorama with moose depicts a typical river-mouth landscape, like the Nemunas in Lithuania, where my grandparents went on vacation in the 1920s when they were young.

Part I – Diorama

I shot these self- and moose portraits in Berlin’s Museum of Natural History. The diorama with moose depicts a typical river-mouth landscape, like the Nemunas in Lithuania, where my grandparents went on vacation in the 1920s when they were young.

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I want to know what art is

Video – each week for a period of four months, I borrowed three or four videos about artists from the library, watched them and filmed myself by doing so. Videos about: Marina Abramovic, Frida Kahlo, Andy Warhol, Markus Lüpertz, …

I want to know what art is

Video – each week for a period of four months, I borrowed three or four videos about artists from the library, watched them and filmed myself by doing so. Videos about: Marina Abramovic, Frida Kahlo, Andy Warhol, Markus Lüpertz, …

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Going to see Bruce Nauman

Roadmovie, New York – Galisteo, New Mexico. At the end of my studies I had the plan to meet Bruce Nauman and to ask him what I was supposed to do, now that was about to be an artist. (2000)

Going to see Bruce Nauman

Roadmovie, New York – Galisteo, New Mexico. At the end of my studies I had the plan to meet Bruce Nauman and to ask him what I was supposed to do, now that was about to be an artist. (2000)

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Pensacola Beach

Pensacola Beach #1 – #4, 1999,  photo-series      

Pensacola Beach

Pensacola Beach #1 – #4, 1999,  photo-series      

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Germans are good

Based on Lewis Caroll’s “Game of Logic” this work consists of three blackboards. Declinations of various relations with German history are written on them. Being a foreigner in the US made me think about German past’s effect on the present.

Germans are good

Based on Lewis Caroll’s “Game of Logic” this work consists of three blackboards. Declinations of various relations with German history are written on them. Being a foreigner in the US made me think about German past’s effect on the present.

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Artlet – Infomercial

Video – I produced this informercial in the US. An armband made up of lettered beads, whose magical effects give customers the feeling they can overcome any creative crises. The target group is artists and creative people of all kinds.

Artlet – Infomercial

Video – I produced this informercial in the US. An armband made up of lettered beads, whose magical effects give customers the feeling they can overcome any creative crises. The target group is artists and creative people of all kinds.

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Ironing

Student work. Starting point has been the ongoing uneasiness with the creation of more and more art objects. Using (female) housekeeping techniques (ironing) and materials which are only used in this context as well. Getting away from the “eternal form”Overcoming

Ironing

Student work. Starting point has been the ongoing uneasiness with the creation of more and more art objects. Using (female) housekeeping techniques (ironing) and materials which are only used in this context as well. Getting away from the “eternal form”Overcoming

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The days when Di died

       

The days when Di died

       

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