Future of the Past Revisited

Jedes Foto ca. 90 x 60 cm

 

Für diese Serie wurden bereits bestehende Fotografien aus meiner Serie Future of the Past mit Begriffen kom-

biniert, die die Utopie der Moderne konterkarieren. Dies als Hinweis darauf, dass architektonische Formen

allein keine Utopie ausmachen, bzw. die Moderne, in der sich die Politik noch um gesellschaftlichen Ausgleich

bemühte, der Vergangenheit angehört.

 

 

 

лестници – Treppen

сковорода – Pfanne

булавка – Stecknadel

холодилник – Kühlschrank

строительные куьики – Bauklötze

Future of the Past 2012: Belgrade

Photo series since 1996, on Alu-Dibond, varying size, often 100 x 70 or 70 x 100 cm

 

The photographic series Future of the past is concerned with utopian-like buildings and ruins from the socialist past in ex-

communist countries. An end-of-time mood hovers over these images, the subjects of which seem to come from science-

fiction films. The photographs depict towers, housing and office blocks and closed down factories, buildings which earlier

seem to have embodied some belief in future prospects, be they social or economic. In their present, derelict state they ap-

pear to embody the utter failure of a social and political utopia.

 

 

 

 

 

Future of the Past 1998: Berlin

Photo series since 1997, on Alu-Dibond, varying size, mostly 100 x 70 or 70 x 100 cm

 

The photographic series Future of the past is concerned with utopian-like buildings and ruins from the socia-

list past in ex-communist countries. An end-of-time mood hovers over these images, the subjects of which seem

to come from science-fiction films. The photographs depict towers, housing and office blocks and closed down

factories, buildings which earlier seem to have embodied some belief in future prospects, be they social or eco-

nomic. In their present, derelict state they appear to embody the utter failure of a social and political utopia.

 

Future of the Past 2016: Albania

Photo series since 1996, varying size, mostly 100 x 70 cm, mounted on Alu-Dibond

 

The photographic series Future of the past is concerned with utopian-like buildings and ruins from the socialist past in ex-

communist countries. An end-of-time mood hovers over these images, the subjects of which seem to come from science-

fiction films. The photographs depict towers, housing and office blocks and closed down factories, buildings which earlier

seem to have embodied some belief in future prospects, be they social or economic. In their present, derelict state they ap-

pear to embody the utter failure of a social and political utopia.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Albania 2016

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

On the Moon

Sci-Fi-like landscapes, shot in 2009