Fellini-Cinecitta-Rome / Bono-Ostia Beach / Cassius Clay-Olympic Village-Rome: places
of great expectations
The Filmstudios were foundet 1937 by Musso- lini. In the 1950s Cinecitta was the
filming lo- cation for film productions like Ben-Hur and became most closely associated
with Federico Fellini.
The Olympic Village in Rome was built to house all the participating athletes of
the 1960s Summer Olympic Games.
Ostia Beach is the nearest beach to Rome. Streching over 10km from the mouth of the
Tiber south to Capocotta the sandy costline accomodate thousands of Roman each summer
Photographs: Rome/November 2013
Photographs: November 2013
The SAG/SDAG Wismut was uranium mining company in the South East of Germany. It produced
a total of 230.400 tonnes of uranium between 1947 and 1990. It was the largest single
producer of uranium ore in the entire sphere of control of the USSR. In 1991 after
German reunification it was transformed into the Wismut GmbH company, owned by the
Federal Republic of Germany, which is now responsible for the restoration and environmental
cleanup of the former mining and milling areas.
In Crossen (Sachsen) was produced „Yellow Cake“, a uranium concentrate powder for
around 20.000 russian atomic warheads.
Photographs: Crossen, Seelingstädt 2013
Paintball fields, located in the Berlin / Branden-burg Region.
Paintball is a game in which players compete to eliminate opponents by tagging them
with marker guns. Paintball technology is also used by military forces, law enforcement,
para-military and security organizations to supplement military training as well
as playing a role in riot response, and non-lethal suppression of dangerous suspects.
Paintball games can be played in indoor locations or on outdoor fields. A game field
is scattered with natural or artificial terrain, which players use for tactical cover.
The Silver Lake (G. Looks at a Photobook)
The Silver Lake is lokated in Wolfen, South-East Germany. The lake is a flooded open-
face mine, contaminetet with waste of the former ORWO photo-film production.
Series concernd to the photobook „The Pond“ by John Gossage whoose images do not
aspire to the „beauty“ of classical landsape photography.
Smartphone Photographs / 2013
LAND.STRICH 1990-93, rural areas in Vorpommern, Uckermark
REST.BESTAND 1990-93, abandoned USSR- military areas in Brandenburg
Our visual images of the US and our emotional focus on US-ulture, history and the
landsacape have been deeply shaped by film, photography and advertisement of the
second half of the 20th century. Especially after World War II the US seems to have
invented itself through mythification and iconic imagery.
Transatlantic Relations portraits how US stereotypes are projected and adapted in
Europe and how this myth is theme in the US itself. The systematic comparism of one
image of the US and one from Europe on a page spread is a contextualisation and modification
of the subtext of the images and allows for a play.
Demographic studies predict that by 2030, come of East German areas will lose roughly
a third of its population. Those moving away include a particularly high percentage
of well educated young woman. This corres- pondeds to a larger number of often poorly
educated young men who stay behind. One of the results is a right-wing youth culture
with its unsettling utterances.
Pictures from the long-term project MARK that examines current socioeconomic developments
in the federal state of Brandenburg. The focus is on the overlapping and layering
of infrastuctural, architechtural structures, forms of ex- pression in everyday culture
and regional stereotypes.
A postcard or post card is a rectengular piece of thick paper or thin cardboard inten-
det writing and mailing without an envelope or internet (sic.). Picture postcards
allowed and encouraged many individuals to send images accross national borders,
and the legal availability of s postcard image in one country did not guarantee that
the card would be considered proper in the destination country or in the intermediate
countries that the card would be pass through.