Camera Obscura aus Holz, Papier und Tuch, mit Linse aus Bernstein. 12 analoge Kontaktabzüge auf Silbergelatine Barytpapier, 24 x 30 cm


Gintaras

Art residency in Palanga, Oktober 2013. Dank dem Litauischen Kulturministerium, der Galerie Ramybės und der Organisatorin Rūta Jakštonienė. Gruppenausstellung mit Žaneta Jasaitytė und Andrius Penkauskas.

For the kind of short project I was doing in Palanga I usually use old boxes to build my cameras or simple paper. But during my preparations I read about Lithuania and got very moved by the story of the country in the 20th century, especially the second soviet occupation after 1944. I felt, that a used box would not be appropriate for the project. Searching for an alternative I passed a factory for mass production of wooden furniture, and there was the beautiful smell of freshly cut pine wood in the air. So I built a simple camera of that wood. Wood as my building material became symbolic for the present. With an amber master from Palanga we selected pieces of amber and he made two lenses out of them: Amber - which as traded precious material connected the baltic for thousands of years with southern Europe – stands for the past. And the camera with it's potential to make photographs stands for the future. With this camera I have taken pictures in Palanga that will be my future memories – and this will be very good memories.

Gintaras/Bernstein/Amber

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Palanga, 13.10.2013
View of exhibition: camera with amber lens
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Palanga, 13.10.2013
View of exhibition (future)
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Palanga, 13.10.2013
View of exhibition (past and presence)
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Palanga, 13.10.2013
View of exhibition: amber remembering
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Palanga, 13.10.2013
View of exhibition: wood being present
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Palanga, 13.10.2013
View of exhibition: creating future memories
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Palanga, 13.10.2013
View of exhibition
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Palanga, 13.10.2013
View of exhibition (Dealing with my memories, 2008/2013)
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Palanga, 13.10.2013
View of exhibition