Beate Gütschow created her Architecture Cycle, which includes “S#14”, at the computer. The starting material is photographs of post-modern architecture taken in various places and at different times by the artist herself. Subsequently, she superimposes these inside each other. The first step is to continue collecting her own photographs until they are so concentrated that she perceives them as a psychological reality. In a second step, during processing at the computer, she adds her own dream images and projections, and naturally fictive memory. The key focus of this work complex is architectural utopias and Beate Gütschow’s own personal vision of the world. She demonstrates the fact that post-modernist architecture no longer functions; it is falling apart.
On a second level this work also criticizes the photographic medium, examining the difference between image and reality in photography.
Light Jet Print
148 x 237 cm
Acquired using funds from the Deutsche Klassenlotterie in the context of artist sponsorship by the Senate Office for Science, Research and Culture, Grants and Project Support, Department of Fine Art, Berlin 2007
© VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn 2011