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André Giesemann‘s work deals with places, spaces and architectures in the form of long-term projects. He is interested in the influence that places have on their surroundings, the people in their environment and the city. André Giesemann studied Communication Design / Photography at HAW University of Applied Sciences in Hamburg and his academic thesis was on the topic of deception in photography. His work was recently shown at the Philharmonie de Paris, Projectroom P17, Berlin, the Design Museum in London, published in European Photography Magazine and in the British Journal of Photography.
Daniel Schulz‘s work was shown at Discologie, a conference & exhibition about Club-Culture, Les Champs Libres, Rennes ; at Destroyed Image, Photography in Contemporary Art, 040 Festival, Hamburg.
The Vom Bleiben project won the prestigious Canon-Profifoto-Award and was presented in several locations in different cities such as Ten Haaf Projects in Amsterdam, Photography fair in Tokyo and Villa Noailles in Hyeres.
Approach and works on display
Vom Bleiben (2009-2013)
Since 2009, photographers André Giesemann and Daniel Schulz have been documenting the after-party scene in German techno clubs when the partygoers have left and the service lights are on. In Vom Bleiben, their images reveal a raw and unsuspected setting, usually transformed by the presence of sound, light and bodies. In this short interstitial moment between disorder and order, the observer has to imagine, invent and complete the narrative with their own stories and experiences of the party, and with their view of the architecture. The images testify to our ability to reveal the intensity of a past moment, simply by observing the traces left by the passage of night owls. As the two photographers mention, faced with the difficulty of documenting the spirit of these ephemeral party places, they opt for an incomplete representation of the event by transforming this impossibility into an aesthetic and conceptual position.