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“ZAUM MATERIAL II, 10- Channel video/sound installation, 3 monitore 19, 3 player und symcronizer



The deconstruction of social reality and collective memory has been explored through diverse mediums such as architecture, film, television, and public spectacles; Ulrich Polster places it into a deconstructivist perspective of crisis. The repetition of floating motifs provide us with a primary metaphor within the 27 minutes of choreographed images, which are shown on three sets of triptych screens and one solitary projection. The way in which Ulrich Polster observes emotional isolation, the longing for community and participation within community faced with the contemporary dismantling of social institutions provokes a conflictual, aesthetic experience, one where the vocabulary for the reminiscent and the melancholic decomposes and returns as a sublime aesthetic moment.

Ulrich Polster

Born in Frankenberg, Germany (GDR), 1963, Lives in Leipzig/Berlin, Germany. 2002-present Photography Teacher, Gutenbergschule, Leipzig. 2001-2003 Meisterschuüler in Visual Arts (Prof. Astrid Klein), Academy of Visual Arts (Hochschule für Grafik und Buchkunst), Leipzig. 2000 Academy of Visual Arts’ Diploma with a high grade, Leipzig. 1997 -1998 Combined media studies, Chelsea College for Art & Design, London. 1996 -1997 Residency in New York. 1993 -1995 Photography studies, Academy of Visual Arts, Leipzig. 1989 -1992 Freelance photographer. Shows his works on single and group exhibition.

Christine Scherrer -1992-1997 studies of visual communications and fine arts, Hochschule für Bildende Künste Hamburg, Prof. Bernhard Blume, Prof. Claus Böhmler, finished with degree (Diplom). 1992 guest studies fine art, Akademie für Bildende Künste, Karlsruhe, Prof. Helmut Dorner. 1991-1992 studies of fine arts, Kunstakademie Münster, Prof. Jochen Zellmann, Ulrich Erben. 1970 born in Bad Driburg/Westfalen.