Scotiabank CONTACT Photography Festival
Stephan Reusse, Mama Hoy, 2006-7
Stephan Reusse, Mama Hoy, 2006-7
2007 Featured Exhibition

Stephan Reusse
MAMA AHOY

April 28–May 30, 2007
Artcore / Fabrice Marcolini
55 Mill St, Pure Spirits Building 62

Mama Ahoy is a series of photographs by
German
artist Stephan Reusse alluding to an approach
towards the
state of drunkenness. Intoxication impairs mental
faculties
and creates a loss of orientation with reality. It
is a
journey into
a desire in which the destination, as well as the
(deserted)
place of origin, is reproduced – not as reality, but
as a path, a
path that is wearily pursued over and over again,
uncertain if
the destination wants to be reached. The
coordinates of
actual space appear as ignis fatuus.

The basic medium of the work is thermography;
cameras
detect infrared radiation and produce images of
that radiation.
The process is used to capture the heat emitted by
a body.
This trace is combined and assembled with a
photograph of
the real focal points of space. However, by
overlapping an
infrared image of space, a camera obscura
simulacrum is
achieved and the image possesses no depth of
focus; it is
distorted and warped. This space is further
modified by digital
artistic manipulation and reinterpreted into a
dreamlike
scene.

Reusse lives and works in Cologne and Lisbon and
teaches
at the Academy for Media Arts in Cologne.

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