On Framework

Bettina Pousttchi
Apr 23, 2013 9:11PM
Framework, installed on the Schirn Kunsthalle in Frankfurt in 2012, dealt with the redevelopment of the Old Town right next to the art institution. I photographed half-timber houses in the close neighborhood of the Schirn Kunsthalle to develop a new pattern that referenced this old and rediscovered construction method at the same time as it referenced Middle-Eastern architectural elements. This transnational black-and-white ornamental frieze was placed on the glass elements of the postmodern building housing the Schirn.    

Working on architecture about architecture allows for an artistic practice between architecture, sculpture, and photography. It is a different way to materialize a photographic file and to bring back the digital to the physical world.

Excerpt from interview with Johannes Frick Waldthausen, April 2013.

Bettina Pousttchi
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