Opening: Thursday, March 26, 2015, 7 pm
Exhibition: March 27 – April 25, 2015
Better tales, a different light, a happier Happy Ending, in the west side of the divided capital everything is always a little brighter than in other parts of Berlin.
This is where the young photo artist Lisa Wassmann grew up. The American culture is omnipresent: American friends, American cinema, and a German-American funfair in Zehlendorf.
Lisa Wassmann is very much influenced by American movies such as the Wizard of Oz or by Superman Comics.
Later, she travels to the United State to find out whether the imagery of her childhood in her mind complies with reality or not. She travels to the US six times, every time to a different state, every time searching for the truth and the answer to the question: What is real and what is only a distant memory of her childhood?
Does reality meet her expectations? Is everything staged? Through her photographs Lisa Wassmann also reviews American clichés. The images either show a documentary record of the life in the United States or depict an enactment of Wassmann’s imagination. Her photographs are somewhat
melancholic and meander between dreams and reality and show the fascination of the moment between desire and fulfilment.
For the exhibition at pavlov’s dog, Lisa Wassmann has decided to mainly show the “pastelcoloured stories” that mirror her childhood impressions.
About the artist
Lisa Wassmann (*1981) is a photographic artist living and working in Berlin, Germany.
Wassmann studied Communication Design at Berliner Technische Kunsthochschule before pursuing her career in Photography. Her work has led her to local and international collaborations with BPitch Control, Dazed&Confused, VICE Magazine, Süddeutsche Magazin, ZEIT Magazin, and Sleek among others.