#1019ARTatBerlin | pavlov’s dog presents on 22. January 2017 the Pop-Up-Exhibition“Still Hunt” by the artist Jan Stradtmann.
“Still Hunt” was shot in the area surrounding Gallipoli, in Southern Italy, in August of 2015. It showcases a group of teenagers meeting at the beach at night. The pictures are taken by a camera trap equipped with a motion sensor and infrared flash. This technology, usually used to observe animals and animal behavior for hunting and scientific purposes, is here directed at the teenagers, putting them in the spotlight of a blurry picture and turning them into objects of quasi-scientific observation. The teenagers are captured in candid moments; what exactly is occurring in each photograph is left open to interpretation. The way the images are cropped, the low resolution of the camera itself, and the use of black and white effects combine to create an alienated impression. “Still Hunt” captures the height of summer coming to an end, encapsulated in the choreography of teenage bodies.
During the presentation of the work “Still Hunt”, the artist will give a short overview about the history of automatic camera systems and a brief journey into hunting and modern animal-monitoring-systems will exemplify Stradtmann’s artistic approach and his interest to adopt this imaging technology for his work “Still Hunt”. Furthermore Davide Giorgetta and Valerio Nicoletti will speak about the photographic storytelling of „Still Hunt“ in form of a variable magazine format.
Jan Stradtmann, 1976 lives and works in Berlin. He studied MA Photographic Studies at the University of Westminster London and Visual Communication Design at the University of Applied Sciences Potsdam. He had solo exhibitions in Lyon, Rome and Darmstadt and contributed to many group exhibitions such as “United Nations Extended – The Vienna Dialog”, MuseumsQuartier Vienna, Austria (2015) and “To Have and Have Not”, Noorderlicht International Photofestival, Groningen, NL (2013).
Exhibitionperiod: Sunday, 22nd January 2017 from 05:00 p.m.Zu pavlov's dog
Image caption:”Still Hunt”, © Jan Stradtmann
Exhibition Jan Stradtmann – pavlov’s dog – Kunst in Berlin ART at Berlin