URSULA SCHULZ-DORNBURG
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Ursula Schulz-Dornburg

An Architecture of Waiting

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29.10.2004 - 12.12.2004


Gallery Aedes West
Berlin

© Ursula Schulz-Dornburg.


© Ursula Schulz-Dornburg.
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Ursula Schulz-Dornburg
An Architecture of Waiting - Photographs

The photographs of Ursula Schulz-Dornburg are showing bus stops and train stations like refuges lying between street and horizon, between the town limits and the mountains, between the steppes and utter nothingness. In these transitional zones, the question arises of the possibility of being at home in a world where reliable references disintegrate with startling rapidity, in a world of migration and exile, of a new, unparalleled nomadism.
Schulz-Dornburg's gaze is by no means focused on architecture in a monumentalizing manner. She arrives at an understanding with the landscape appearing in the background, and with the people waiting in front of it. These individuals are living evidence of the bare utility of these remnants of buildings even in the present, despite the original gravity of their alienated forms, and especially in view of their severe dilapidation.
These images show silent situations that have been reduced to the essential, and which unfold out of an inner core space of emptiness, of stillness.
The oeuvre of Schulz-Dornburg allude to the grand lines of development in Modernity, in which space emerged as a dynamic and sometimes dramatic process. Landscapes and places appear in a fragile balance suspended between genesis and perishing, things are revealed in the light of their finitude.

The exhibition is part of the "European Month of Photography".

© Ursula Schulz-Dornburg