Inv. No.S-0588
ArtistGabriele Rothemannborn 1960 in Germany
Title

"Hinterglasbilder"

from the series: Hinterglasbilder
Year2007–2011
Medium

photo emulsion on glass

Dimensions42 x 22 cm
EditionUnikat
Signature

titled (ink) on verso

Comment

Hinterglasbilder by Gabriele Rothemann seem fragile, mysterious but also scary and depressing, timeless and placeless, shown in black and white, the pictures have a historic-documentary touch. Jacques Rancière in “The emancipated spectator” reflects about “pensive images” and defines them as images containing unthought thought. Gabriele Rothemann shows teenagers, individuals in transition. They are in a “gap”, a phase of life, that is characterized by changes. View and pose with the power to tell stories condensed or start new stories. “A child looks out of the half-opened train window, fine snow on his hair. Another child looks through the lower part of the window, serious, a little bit shy. The title Hinterglas also describes the technique of the photographs: photo emulsion on glass. The old technique creates an effect that makes the pictures seem shifted. Glances here and there, braided hair, hands, eyes. The windows reflect a mast or chimney far away, blurred and smeared like in blowing snow, faded like in a memory. The scenery seems familiar. Station farewell scene? Cinema? Homesickness? How many documentations of war and expulsion, relocation and deportation are saved in the collective pictorial memory? Questioning the power of the images, the staging image strategies and the calculated effect makes it easier. (Anja Manfredi, aus: Katja Behrens, K.WEST, 2011/ translated)

S-0588, "Hinterglasbilder"
Gabriele Rothemann, "Hinterglasbilder", 2007–2011
S-0588, Front view
© Gabriele Rothemann
S-0588, installation view
Gabriele Rothemann, "Hinterglasbilder", 2007–2011
S-0588, installation view
S-0588, installation view
Gabriele Rothemann, "Hinterglasbilder", 2007–2011
S-0588, installation view
S-0589, Gabriele Rothemann, "Hinterglasbilder", 2007–2011
Gabriele Rothemann, "Hinterglasbilder", 2007–2011
more infoS-0589, Front view
© Gabriele Rothemann
S-0590, Gabriele Rothemann, "Hinterglasbilder", 2007–2011
Gabriele Rothemann, "Hinterglasbilder", 2007–2011
more infoS-0590, Front view
© Gabriele Rothemann
S-0591, Gabriele Rothemann, "Hinterglasbilder", 2007–2011
Gabriele Rothemann, "Hinterglasbilder", 2007–2011
more infoS-0591, Front view
© Gabriele Rothemann
S-0592, Gabriele Rothemann, "Hinterglasbilder", 2007–2011
Gabriele Rothemann, "Hinterglasbilder", 2007–2011
more infoS-0592, Front view
© Gabriele Rothemann
S-0593, Gabriele Rothemann, "Hinterglasbilder", 2007–2011
Gabriele Rothemann, "Hinterglasbilder", 2007–2011
more infoS-0593, Front view
© Gabriele Rothemann
S-0594, Gabriele Rothemann, "Hinterglasbilder", 2007–2011
Gabriele Rothemann, "Hinterglasbilder", 2007–2011
more infoS-0594, Front view
© Gabriele Rothemann