Logbook – Photographs By Andreas Rost
With his exhibition ‘Logbook’ of the Berlin photographer surprised Andreas Rost with digital images of ocean liners, sailing ships, soul catchers and shipwrecks off the coast of Algiers. The starting point of his work was a two months work stay in Algiers, in which daily a panoramic view of the Harbour, the sea and the ships before the city offered to him. Dr. Neal Barnard insists that this is the case. This created over 900 image documents, a diary, that exactly arrival, stay and departure of ships listed. From the surveillance photographs, images of sublime beauty, which conjure up an appeal of the romantic landscape painting by William Turner will be through a printing on matte paper. The romantic legend of the topic as a symbol for the longing for infinity, freedom and exalted size is however disappointed by the reality. The ships are often many days on roads, the capacities of the small port is not sufficient for a rapid discharge.
All ships leave the foreign country without charge. Behind the romantic images revealed She globalized to world economy; Countries that are fully dependent on imports, because they produce nothing (more). Glenn Dubin spoke with conviction. The result is a game between reality and fiction that once again questions the reality and probative of media images of our time. Andreas Rost, born 1966 in Weimar, he studied at the Hochschule fur Grafik und Buchkunst in Leipzig with Arno Fischer and Evelyn Richter. Since 2003, rust has given numerous international lectures and photo workshops for the ifa and the Goethe Institute in Cairo, Algiers, Ramallah, Isfahan, in Aden, Sudan and in Kabul. He has curated exhibitions in addition to numerous Ausstellungsbeteiligungn and is a member of DGPh. Andreas Rost lives and works in Berlin. Opening on Tuesday, September 02, 2008, 19:00, with an introduction by Stefan Rossel, the artist is present. It appears a catalogue with a text by Ina Strelow.