JAN Q. MASCHINSKI

BODY

29. 11. – 30. 12. 2016

The effort it needs to fulfil the pose is a metaphor to the effort it takes to master the tasks in life. Also, the accomplishment of the pose itself gets questionable, as there is no clear start or end, and by no terms any ďright or wrongĒ pose. While watching the actors struggle, the performative act advances and one can get the idea of witnessing an ongoing training. Five video loops carefully situated into the gallery space.
Jan Q. Maschinski (*1983, Dortmund, Germany) graduated in Art and Design in Photography from the University of Applied Science in Bielefeld. The main subject of his work has been the displaying of inner conditions on the outer body. In his pictures, he deals with mental and psychical experiences. The digital manipulation of photography serves as means of artistic expression and to shape images. He won various prices and was included in different festivals in Europe, i.e. Boutographies in Montpellier, Recontre díArles, Encontros da Imagem Portugal or the Breda Photo Festival. His works are in city archives and private collections. www.janmaschinski.com