The Haus am Kleistpark project space in Berlin currently presents the exhibition Camera Plana with photographs by Marc Volk, continuing until 16 October 2016.
In his most recent project, titled Camera Plana, Marc Volk places an intense focus on the figurative role of photography. Our contemporary social life is dominated by visual stimuli, while until recently, the medium of photography has largely been seen a record attesting to ‘how it was’. Marc Volk taps into this debate. His images were created over a period of time within the project space for photography at the Haus am Kleistpark – utilising a range of different stylistic devices in order to explore the medium’s possibilities.
Visitors are presented with highly creative, abstract images which develop a sometimes almost surreal life of their own. They no longer bear any resemblance to the room in which they were taken – showing us what there is to be seen, what can potentially be seen, and the reality a camera is able to capture.
Marc Volk (born 1967) studied Communications Design at Essen University and the Gerrit Rietveld Academie in Amsterdam. Since 1994, his photographs have been displayed in numerous solo and group exhibitions both within Germany and abroad. He has also been a lecturer at the New School for Photography in Berlin since 2007, and is a member of the German Photographic Academy (DFA). The exhibition is accompanied by the publication of a catalogue.
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