Baltic Amber 2019
„Baltic Amber 2019“ (direct analogue c-print of baltic amber on photo paper, 125cm x 100cm)
Exhibition at Kunstquartier Bethanien Berlin from Feb 15th – 23rd.
Direct analogue C-Prints of Baltic Amber show the inside of these 20 million year old relicts of a pre-human time. Baltic Amber is a mostly orange and hardened resin which often includes insects and plants from a long ago time. This indexical characteristic but also the orange color remind of the photographic negative. The Baltic Amber is being used as a negative in the analogue darkroom for these photographic prints and allows the natures’ physical memory to be translated by this human technique of time-preservation.
„Experimental setup with scanner and mirror“ 2019
The work “Experimental setup with scanner and mirror, 2019” consists of a total of 35 images that were created by scanning a mirror in a flatbed scanner
9 pieces, (each 30cm x 20cm lightjet print, acrylic glass), are shown in the installation shown on the picture taking place at the annual exhibition at university of Fine Arts in Hamburg, Germany, in the class of Broomberg & Chanarin.
In 1° steps, the angle of the mirror was adjusted from -17° to 17°. The light, which the scanner uses for the illumination of reflective originals, is refracted in different ways by the glass and reflected to the scanner in individual, coloured components.
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Alexander Kadow lives and works in Berlin, Germany.
His work focuses on the medium of photography and its potential and apparent truth content. Both analogue and digital photographic techniques are used.
Furthermore, the works deal with the border between nature and culture and critically question their sharpness of separation. Photography is an aesthetic object, medium and object of investigation.
After studying at Lette Verein Berlin until 2010, he studied at the Hochschule für bildende Künste (academy of fine arts) in Hamburg from 2015 and at the Ostkreuzschule für Fotografie from 2017 in the master class of Ute Mahler and Ingo Taubhorn.
Since 2019 he has been a master student at the HfbK in the class of Adam Broomberg & Oliver Chanarin.