30.08.2019 - 29.08.2020
Opening: Saturday, September 14th, 2019, 11 am
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The eleven-part sequence „Lake 2006/2019 (Revisited)“ is the second group of works that Tim Berresheim has singled out to undergo a specific form of revision. In terms of formal aesthetics, the 2006 series interlaces photography, painting and composition in the digital space.
Press Release: After The Early Bird (Sigh) Traces (Revisited), the eleven-part sequence Lake 2006/2019 (Revisited) is the second group of works that Tim Berresheim has singled out to undergo a specific form of revision. In terms of formal aesthetics, the 2006 series interlaces photography, painting and composition in the digital space.
The photographs for the Lake series were taken at Effelder Waldsee, a small body of water at the heart of a forest not far from Berresheim's home town of Wassenberg: To a certain extent, the process of roaming the three-dimensional, digital space that characterises his artistic production was therefore preceded by explorations of the analogue sphere. But Lake does not only dissolve the boundaries between documentation and fiction: What the lens has captured and absorbed becomes part of a stage setting. At the same time, interlocking the photographic backdrop with the digitally incorporated elements emphasises the autonomy of the image.
Berresheim started using his own photographic works as a stage for digital objects in 2004 – shortly after producing his first stage-like compositions with the help of CGI and rendering. What makes this re-examination of older work groups stand out is that the revision does not depart from the image surface but rather from its data set, i.e. the DNA of the image, in a way. As with The Early Bird (Sigh) Traces (Revisited), in his revisal Berresheim reduced the colour palette and the depth of detail of the first portfolio, while simultaneously polishing the texture of the figures and of the elegantly draped fabrics – turning the latter from a mere canvas within the digital space into sculptural elements – and extensively editing the photographed objects to endue the works with a wholly new atmosphere and structure.
After intensifying in the recent past, in 2020 Berresheim's increased focus on autobiographic elements will culminate in an exhibition project in Wassenberg and nearby Heinsberg (photo: Tim Berresheim: „Lake III 2006/2019 (Revisited)“, 2019).
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