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boris eldagsen

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I photograph at night to explore the limits of depiction. Rather than exploring stories, a place or a person, I hijack and transform the external reality, to paint a reality beyond time and space: that of the unconscious. Working in this paradoxical way, people have difficulties in attributing me to a school of photography.
Like Goethe’s Faust, I pursue “whatever holds the world together in its inmost folds” to create pictures that are inaccessible to the rational mind, compelling the viewer to turn to their own memories and feelings.
Without excessive materials or digital effects, I combine the techniques of street and staged photography to create images that sit between painting, film and theatre. Transferring this quality to the presentation of my work, I create site-specific installations using a variety of formats from wallpaper to video to create an experience in which reality becomes fluid and visitors can walk through images into an inner space. Thus I call my photographs POEMS .
My video works are either extensions of the photographic work and as such called VIDEO POEMS – or explorations of a timeless human phenomenon: the urge to lose oneself.

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