PERMANENT DAYLIGHT

Digital pigment prints on Photo Archive Paper, 75 x 50 cm, framed, presented in fixed constellations ("Figures"), 2013 - 2017 /
192 Digital pigment prints on Photo Archive Paper, 120 x 80 cm, framed, presented individually ("Singles"), 2013 - 2017 (ongoing series)

Initiated in 2013, PERMANENT DAYLIGHT is an ongoing photographic series of architectural sites and landmarks around the world.
Photographed with a 50mm standard focal length in various places around the world, the series examines the concept of a growing global interconnectivity: the selected sites were either created or defined by human culture — yet they conspicuously lack any evidence of human presence.
The photographs of this series are presented in individually titled and fixed constellations ("Figures") which form new essayistic contexts and narrative associations between the images. The title of the series refers to the phrase "the empire on which the sun never sets”: variations of it have been used through history to describe global empires that were so extensive that at least one part of their territory was always in daylight.

 

 

 

EXHIBITION VIEWS

Exhibition views:
TRUST
Technische Sammlungen Dresden, September 14th - November 26th 2017
Curated by Dr. Andreas Krase

For All The Dark Things”, Figure from the series “Permanent Daylight”, 76 x 571 cm, 2017
Exhibition view: TRUST, Technische Sammlungen Dresden, September 14th - November 26th 2017, Curated by Dr. Andreas Krase

"How it fades”, Figure from the series “Permanent Daylight”, 75 x 410 cm, 2017
Exhibition view: TRUST, Technische Sammlungen Dresden, September 14th - November 26th 2017, Curated by Dr. Andreas Krase

The Lost Take”, Figure from the series “Permanent Daylight”, 76 x 376 cm, 2017
Exhibition view: TRUST, Technische Sammlungen Dresden, September 14th - November 26th 2017, Curated by Dr. Andreas Krase

Leave Them All Behind”, Figure from the series “Permanent Daylight”, 76 x 181 cm, 2015
Exhibition view: TRUST, Technische Sammlungen Dresden, September 14th - November 26th 2017, Curated by Dr. Andreas Krase

 

 

 

PERMANENT DAYLIGHT: LEAVE THEM ALL BEHIND


Leave Them All Behind”, Figure from the series “Permanent Daylight”, 76 x 181 cm, 2015
3 Digital Pigment Prints on Photo Archive Paper, 75 x 50 cm, individually framed with Mirogard Museum Glass

1. Unisphere, 2015
2. Sea of Galilee, 2015
3. Care Dome Moabit, 2015

 

 

 

PERMANENT DAYLIGHT: FOR ALL THE DARK THINGS


For All The Dark Things”, Figure from the series “Permanent Daylight”, 76 x 571 cm, 2017
9 Digital Pigment Prints on Photo Archive Paper, 75 x 50 cm, individually framed with Mirogard Museum Glass

1. Waldsiedlung Krumme Lanke, 2015
2. CCTV Headquarters, 2014
3. Cathedral of St. John the Divine, 2016
4. BND, 2016
5. California City Correctional Center, 2014
6. Israeli West Bank barrier, 2015
7. Apple Store 5th Ave, 2015
8. Rechenzentrum Robotron, 2016
9. Westin Bonaventure Hotel, 2017

 

 

 

PERMANENT DAYLIGHT: I WALKED ALONE (UNTIL WE MET)


I walked alone (until we met)”, Figure from the series “Permanent Daylight”, 76 x 376 cm, 2017
6 Digital Pigment Prints on Photo Archive Paper, 75 x 50 cm, individually framed with Mirogard Museum Glass

1. Sprockhöveler Strasse 111, 2014
2. Haus der Kulturen der Welt, 2014
3. Wien Westbahnhof, 2012
4. Death of Dirce, 2013
5. Broken Obelisk, 2016
6. S Cochran Ave, 2017

 

 

 

PERMANENT DAYLIGHT: THE BEST OF TIMES


The Best of Times”, Figure from the series “Permanent Daylight”, 76 x 256 cm, 2017
4 Digital Pigment Prints on Photo Archive Paper, 75 x 50 cm, individually framed with Mirogard Museum Glass

1. The Sphere, 2016
2. 432 Park Avenue, 2016
3. Century Sports Club & Day Spa, 2017
4. Chung's, 2017

 

 

 

PERMANENT DAYLIGHT: THE LOST TAKE


The Lost Take”, Figure from the series “Permanent Daylight”, 76 x 376 cm, 2017
6 Digital Pigment Prints on Photo Archive Paper, 75 x 50 cm, individually framed with Mirogard Museum Glass

1. Fernsehturm Dresden, 2016
2. Revel (Metropolitan Avenue), 2016
3. Thomas Mann House (Study), 2017
4. Barker Dam, 2017
5. Tempelhofer Feld, 2016
6. Pardis (Phase 11), 2017

 

 

 

PERMANENT DAYLIGHT: HOW IT FADES


"How it fades”, Figure from the series “Permanent Daylight”, 76 x 441 cm, 2017
7 Digital Pigment Prints on Photo Archive Paper, 75 x 50 cm, individually framed with Mirogard Museum Glass

1. Jungle, 2015
2. Avdi Square, 2017
3. The Panorama Museum of the Sacred Defense, 2017
4. Los Angeles Reservoir, 2017
5. Hongkou District, 2014
6. San Cataldo Cemetary, 2014
7. Garzweiler, 2014

 

 

 

PERMANENT DAYLIGHT: SINGLES


192 Digital pigment prints on Photo Archive Paper, 120 x 80 cm, framed, presented individually ("Singles"), 2013 - 2017 (ongoing series)
Download Singles (pdf, 35 MB)

 

 

MORE EXHIBITION VIEWS

Leave Them All Behind”, Figure from the series “Permanent Daylight”, 76 x 181 cm, 2015

1. Unisphere, 2015
2. Sea of Galilee, 2015
3. Care Dome Moabit, 2015

Exhibition view (with Geerten Verheus):
TRANSIT, Kunsthaus ACUD, Berlin, 4/2016
Curated by Ulrike Grelck

 

 

 

SITE-SPECIFICS (2015)
2 Figures from the series "Permanent Daylight", 2 x 168 x 165 cm, 2015

From left to right:
West Bank Barrier, 2015
JW Marriott Shanghai, 2014 
Instituto Tecnico Economico Statale J. Barozzi, 2015
Unité d'Habitation / Belvedere, 2014

Hongkou District, 2014
Sea of Galilee, 2015
Punkthaus Bartningallee 7, 2015
Death of Dirce, 2013

Exhibition view: "Re(Set)"
Thomas Erben Gallery, New York, USA
November 12 - December 19, 2015

 

 

 

 

5 Singles from the series "Permanent Daylight", selected by Alireza Labeshka
Digital Pigment Prints on Photo Archive Paper, 120 x 80 cm, framed

From left to right:
Spring Street Salt Shed, 2015
Shanghai 1933, 2014
Atarim Square, 2015
River Mall, 2014
IAC Building, 2015

Exhibition view:
"Membrane", KAAF Institute, Tehran, Iran, 6/2017
Curated by Alireza Labeshka