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Aporía

Marco Dirr

Friendship, love, melancholy, the ordinary, omnipresent beauty, wit and the moment. Images often have a partner. You can combine them. Order without order. Order disintegrates and regenerates. I’m trying to obtain structure, but there are endless ways. The emotion of the moment. Select. Rearrange. These pictures work like words, placing one after another. Creating sentences.

Marta, 2019, 35mm Slidefilm

Jarek, 2020, 35mm Slidefilm

Jarek, 2020, 35mm Slidefilm

Miri, 2019, 35mm Slidefilm

Valentina, 2019, 35mm Slidefilm

Matteo, 2020, 35mm Slidefilm

Marta, 2019

Installation view, Aporía, Gallery KUB, Leipzig 2020, 6–channel analogue 35mm Kodak Carousel Slide-Projection

Installation view, Aporía, Gallery KUB, Leipzig 2020

Installation view, Aporía, Gallery KUB, Leipzig 2020

Installation view, Aporía, Gallery KUB, Leipzig 2020

Installation view, Aporía, Gallery KUB, Leipzig 2020

Installation view, Aporía, Gallery KUB, Leipzig 2020, 6–channel analogue 35mm Kodak Carousel Slide-Projection

Installation view, Aporía, Gallery KUB, Leipzig 2020, 6–channel analogue 35mm Kodak Carousel Slide-Projection

Installation view, Aporía, Gallery KUB, Leipzig 2020, 6–channel analogue 35mm Kodak Carousel Slide-Projection

I select from the image archive of my memories, that is becoming more and more unmanageable. How should I make a decision, when I’m confronted with memories of the same weight? How to deal with this abundance? There is no structure, no way whatsoever. I’m asking the world, not getting an answer. Only photography, I’m using to ask the world, is giving me an answer: a picture, I see, that doesn’t exist that way.
Friendship, love, melancholy, the ordinary, omnipresent beauty, wit and the moment. Images often have a partner. You can combine them. Order without order. Order disintegrates and regenerates. I’m trying to obtain structure, but there are endless ways. The emotion of the moment. Select. Rearrange. These pictures work like words, placing one after another. Creating sentences.

Photography creates space and freedom. On the road. Elsewhere and in the familiar. A Search. The desire to escape from cities and run away to the countryside. Unexpected seeing and sudden realization. Getting close with each other. Gentle photos, color-soaked. Friends surrounded by nature and water. Sensibility and trust. Color to add a sense of longing. Being hard on the track, incomprehension. Pictures which exist in us. Stepping out of reality, but not turning away from it. Coincidence helps. Using coincidence, and allowing chance, that contingency is not becoming random. Self-exploring, throughout the body, mentally, thus portraying. A body like a face, nudity as Portrait. Uniqueness, naturalness, sexuality, free of shame, not being shameless. Skin as a teller of stories.

It is the naturally occurring performances of everyday life that interest me equally in my texts and photographs. The search and finding of imagery, the banal and the incidental. Everyday life unnoticed. Unexpected encounters, love, melancholy, irony, friendship, humor and the moment. Nevermind in which country I am traveling, with collections of photographs I try to structure my immediate environment and to create visual and content-related partnerships. The writing continues my reflections. Again, they are situations of temporary closeness, which I lend fascination with a sensitive yet humorous language. These can become part of photography. And yet they function differently. They complement and question. Photography is more immediate, writing is reflective. Both of them are auto-fiction. Photography is a non-hierarchical interplay of sensory impressions, traces of astonishment at the world captured on film. Each image is of equal value. A playing with the moment and the lucky coincidence. A rambling gaze, just waiting to be touched by a sight, to get stuck on it. A renunciation of explanation and meaning. The photograph becomes a place of encounter. The experiencing of moments. Eye contact with another human being, the interaction of two, between you and me. I wish to show the people I photograph in a favorable light, and I prefer to portray them in a lovable way. Therefore, you have to be patient. They are individual characters whose privacy you intrude upon. You have to be free, whatever you are: both, model and photographer take part in a kind of photo-play, which creates a casual intimacy, the absence of sensationalism. Exploring. Uninhibited. Allowing the camera to witness is a very intimate exchange. In the photo-play we do not have a collapse of identity onto a sexual identity. You are free to be whatever you are. What always interests and inspires me are my friends. With them I create a world that does not really exist, a kind of utopia. A portrait of generations.

The portrait series Aporía is an ongoing project, it is constantly expanding with new people I meet and get to photograph. It is a continuous process and, as the Greek title Aporía suggests, it reflects a state of perplexity from which I am unable to free myself. I envision an imaginary colourfulness that still needs to be found and captured. It is a visual story of how nature liberates people with obscure emotions. The difference between urban and rural environments. Memories of summer, complemented by a disturbing but joyful narrative. In the portraits we all differ individually from each other, regardless of our origins. It is the little details in facial expressions that reveal the realm of emotions in which we find ourselves in the moment of "pulling the trigger". This short moment, which clearly shows us how we are doing and have done.

Fachklasse: Klasse für Fotografie und Bewegtbild von Tina Bara

Studiengang: Fotografie

Abschlussarbeiten 2020

▸ Meisterschüler*innen

Name Titel
Paula Ábalos Santibáñez THE INVISIBLE CLOTH
Nico Curian Schimmer
Katarína Dubovská Intertwined Conditions
Martin Haufe Freundschaft
Juliane Mahler Reliefs
Kirill Gluschenko Architect and The Countryside. Estonia ’66–’89
Silas Mücke On Point
Larissa Mühlrath memoriae
Mihai Șovăială Holding pattern
Julia Debus VIA
Manuel Cornelius dry end, food dye
Jennifer König Coming back to where I started
Kai-Hendrik Windeler Territorial Objects
Barbara Proschak SO LANG UND ETWAS LÄNGER - Anhaften von Fremdmaterial
Stefan Wartenberg Als ich wie ein Vogel war

▸ Diplomand*innen

Name Titel
Lina Ehrentraut Melek und ich – Interdimensional Love Affairs
Maren Oehling Kühn & Nägel
Hjördis Lyn Behncken Bold, slick, simple, clear, my mind
Sibel Beyer A System of Objects
Hans Morsa Die Bakenstadt
Sabrina Asche Textiles
Maximilian Hillerzeder Poison Paradise
Franz Impler Out of Bounds
Lea Loos Widerstand ist zwecklos. Nein!
Friedericke Lehmann Sinem Maliqi - Leben in Paris
Monika Micevičiūtė Wer bin ich? – Identität in Bildern
Toni Minge o.T.
Marco Dirr Aporía
Rebekka Bauer Die Aufstellung
Tim Deniz Heide The Joy of Missing Out
Philip Kanwischer Äußere Vorzeichen, innere Ahnungen
Oscar Lebeck Fundament
Christian Nappert presque rien/tout
Alexander Pannier The Housefly
Silke Berg unter Farben
Manuela Dathe Zeichnungen
Luca De Sousa Oliveira Schupp
Elena Kovylyaeva Flow
Jens-Martin Triebel Die Dinge in Bewegung
Yve Riedinger Ohne Titel
Galamb Thorday all my past and futures
Annika Stoll Hyperfluid Circumstances
Jessica Arseneau Serie "The Screen Under My Eyelids"
Changan Son o.T.
Bernhard Bormann Diplomzertifikat
Beatrice Schuett Moumdjian Forensic Excavations Inventory or The Total Deconstruction of an Eurasian Family
Nadine Rangosch Cold Glass Doesn't Flow
Boa Cha Das Rascheln des Vergehenden
Ho Man Law The Noblest Pain/Mare Nostrum/Burial at Sea/Pateras
Zeno Gries Die Zweitbesetzung Jahr: 2020
Andrea Garcia Vasquez Palms And Our Hands
Evij CHROMATIC
Moritz von Schurer experiences
Jana Ritchie Familie Ritchie
Taemen Jung Alles, was ich habe, trag ich bei mir
Maria Cebula The Ritual The Vanity The Look
Paul Zech EPHEMERAL UNION (EU106)
Thomas Spieler Depth of Field
Ramona Schacht Togetherness is not a state
Yasamin Saffarian Taken at Home
Paul Wilting /Fleck/
Friedrich Günther Tales from the Crypt
Jakob Limmer call for submission
David Rank In a Coded World, There is Nothing Like Normcore
Yana Zschiedrich Hybris
Malte Urban Home is Castle - Playing Jenga in Bed
Martin König o.T.
Yoonjung Lee Wovon Frau Lee lebt
Felix Bielmeier o.T. (Die Möglichkeit eines Mammuts)
Jakob Zander