ARCHIVE INSTITUTIONAL RECOMMENDATIONS
We have met some remarkable people.
Let us show you their work, their workspaces and their stories.
Daniel Stier – Ways of Knowing
I have known Daniel for years. Actually, we met back in the day while applying to art school and we’ve managed to stay friends till now.
He is an outstanding photographer with a steady output of very contemporary and precise work.
I highly recommend his latest book “Ways of Knowing”. A future classic.
More info on Daniel:
Ways of Knowing
Frederik Petersen – Wax Rubber Skin
We spotted Frederik as we entered the Creation Evidence Museum in Texas.
There was an Amish family admiring a large replica of Noah´s Ark, generously equipped with all kinds of animals and a pair of friendly T. Rex. A group of kids were watching a video lesson on the atmospheric pressure of the Pre-Flood world, which enabled dinosaurs to reach full stature 6000 years ago.
And there was Frederik, photographing a museum display of a fantastic bird with a beak full of teeth. It was an awkward moment and for just one second of uncertainty, we weren’t sure if he was the designated photographer of the museum.
Frederik is working on a project exploring how reality comes into being.
He’s interested in naturalistic representations of reality such as wax figures and landscape tableaux in natural history museums and medical collections.
He calls this project Wax Rubber Skin.
In his work, photography is encapsulated in a form of circular reasoning:
It is the instrument through which he discovers and comes to understand the constructions that oscillate on the edge between representation and reality.
And it is itself a medium that makes reality.
© Wax Rubber Skin by Frederik Petersen. 2015
More info on Frederik:
Beijing Silvermine – Thomas Sauvin
Beijing Silvermine is a unique photographic portrait of the capital and the life of its inhabitants following the Cultural Revolution. It covers a period of 20 years, from 1985, namely when silver film started being used massively in China, to 2005, when digital photography started taking over. These 20 years are those of China’s economic opening, when people started prospering, travelling, consuming, having fun.