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Print deadline • Druckschluss PiB Guide Nº54 May/June 2024
⤷ Saturday, April 20

Solo Exhibition

»Coast to Coast:
Light and Shadow in America 2017«

Kathleen Michael

I viewed the total solar eclipse on August 21, 2017; the final day of my last visit to the USA.
The phenomenon had not accourred since 1979, the same year I left the country.
I found the event to be a symbolic culmination of my journey from coast to coast, light and shadow in America.
Over the years my experience when reentering the United States again as a visitor had been as if I were transported to a familiar, yet foreign country.
Echos from the past were combined with the constantly changing face of my homeland.
The election of Trump and my fears about the ominous future of America compelled me to make an epic month long journey in the summer of 2017.
I commenced with the coast to coast odyssey in New York, my birthplace; a stop over with family in Ohio and concluded in San Francisco where I lived between 1968-1979.
I longed to travel back to my roots, to capture frozen moments of joy and pain, light and shadow, through the lens of my camera. My goal was to use my photos as a documentation of the various expressions of “American Way of Life”; it’s humanity or the lack of it.
The photos serve as a visual diary of situations I encountered and chose to photograph due to the subjects ability to evoke my emotions.
The spectrum of images presented in “Coast to Coast: Light and Shadow in America 2017” reveal the diversity inherent in the social fabric of the nation.

Artist website: km-image.com

Framework program

Friday, Oct 16, 2020, 7 – 10 pm
Opening Reception
With a performance by Kathleen Michael at 8:30 pm

Tuesday, Nov 3, 2020, 7 – 10 pm
Finissage
Poetry performance: RAN, 8:30 pm

From the series Coast to Coast: Light and Shadow in America 2017 © Kathleen Michael
From the series Coast to Coast: Light and Shadow in America 2017 © Kathleen Michael
From the series Coast to Coast: Light and Shadow in America 2017 © Kathleen Michael
From the series Coast to Coast: Light and Shadow in America 2017 © Kathleen Michael
From the series Coast to Coast: Light and Shadow in America 2017 © Kathleen Michael
From the series Coast to Coast: Light and Shadow in America 2017 © Kathleen Michael
From the series Coast to Coast: Light and Shadow in America 2017 © Kathleen Michael
From the series Coast to Coast: Light and Shadow in America 2017 © Kathleen Michael
From the series Coast to Coast: Light and Shadow in America 2017 © Kathleen Michael
Kathleen Michael

Oct 17 — Nov 3, 2020
Opening Reception: Friday, Oct 16, 7 – 10 pm
Framework program: please see above

Am Tempelhofer Berg 6, (courtyard), 10965 Berlin
[District: Kreuzberg | Borough: Friedrichshain-Kreuzberg ]

Opening hours: Tue, Fri & Sat 2 – 7 pm

Admission free

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