»A Matter of Reflection«
Tomohiro Hanada & Pauline Mikó
At first there was light.
Then rocks, then cars.
By walking the streets of Berlin, Hanada captures photographs of car carcasses where games of textures and shadows create intriguing patterns and where color acts like a central figure.
ON THE CAR
Different shadows of trees on the car
Different reflections on the car
Different sun lights on the car
Different dusts marks on the car
Different finger prints on the car
Mikó collects rocks around the planet that she photographs and scans in order to play with their surfaces and scales. She’s also presenting a series of 5 diptychs of partially and intentionally destroyed photographs depicting different collected rocks. The process of this voluntary destruction is the following: the first day she took five pictures, the second day she revealed the films, the third day she buried the negatives in a tray containing dirt, the fourth day she poured various liquids on the tray, the fifth day she dug out the negatives and scanned the 5 images then put them back on the tray, the following day she repeated the scanning procedure. The result, cosmic and abstract, is shown here in regard of Hanada’s car series.