until 06.06. | #1979ARTatBerlin | galerie beate brinkmann presents from 21st April 2018 under the title „Nachthell“ (> as bright as night) photographs by Otto Reitsperger.
“There is nothing that was different than in daytime.
All that’s missing is the color, we told each other. ”
Comments on the photo project “NACHTHELL” by Otto Reitsperger
The sea and the sky at night are black to our eyes, in moonlight we can see color-reduced vision. However, a photochemical process on the film material is able to “add” the incident light to daylit images. Over a period of six years, Otto Reitsperger traveled through Europe, parts of the USA, Asia and North Africa, in order to bring the same and ever new and different views of the sea into view at quite different vantage points. The only source of light was the reflected light of the moon. Using long-term exposures of up to one hour, a mostly delicate color was found on the edge of overexposure, which otherwise escapes our perception.
It is analog photography (without post-processing in Photoshop), the color prints were enlarged in the traditional way in the photo lab. The photos are in a size of 93x93cm laminated and framed. In 2016, a photo book was published by EDITION BRAUS BERLIN, which documents the project, comments on it with textual additions and explains it with an art-scientific text by Reinhard Buskies. (“Nachthell”, hardcover 104 pages, German / English, 235x310mm, Euro 29.95, ISBN 978-3-86228-152-7) A limited special edition is available with an enclosed original print.)
Otto Reitsperger, born in Salzburg in 1955 (A), studied at the University of Applied Arts in Vienna and at the Academy of Visual Arts in Leipzig. He lives in Berlin and Leipzig.
Vernissage: Friday, 20th April 2018, 07:00 – 09:00 p.m., Luzia Braun, Aspekte ZDF talks with the artist
Exhibition period: Saturday, 21st April to Wednesday, 6th June 2018
Extended opening hours during Gallery Weekend 2018: Fr, 27th April + Sa, 28th April, noon – 06:00 p.m., So, 29th April, noon – 05:00 p.m.Zur galerie beate brinkmann
Image caption: Courtsy by galerie beate brinkmann – Otto Reitsperger
Exhibition Otto Reitsperger – Nachthell – galerie beate brinkmann | Contemporary Art – Kunst in Berlin – ART at Berlin