In The Time Fold Exposition Series
In The Time Fold - Melanie Garland & Luc Berger
Series of Exhibitions
24th Jan 2014 ReTramp Gallery, Berlin
12th June 2014 Photobastei, Zürich
26th March 2015 Magick, La Paz
Uneasy memories are hiding in the edges of time folds, like the gritty stuff wedged-in in the fold of a garment's pocket.
Between piles of paper Melanie & Luc in their Berlin, Zürich & La Paz exposition series actively search for traces and small fragments of visible memory data, snippets of history, trails of the watch hand. They are building 3 dimensional 2D surfaces out of photos and drawings, hand-colouring, marking and hacking them to bring out inherent relevant yet formerly hidden details.
Cut-up and folded images, some seemingly timeless, some already corroded and bleached out, like projections from the past, we have old photos but they are torn, sliced, marked and modified. Old meets new and back again, time itself seems to be folded into a sort of silver and ink puff pastry collage.
Melanie's and Luc's current work acts like a probe, that short-cuts through layers of events, leaving semi-automatic scribbles and silver grains here and there, visible now and then.