Room Portraits by Menno Aden

Dal 2005 il fotografo Menno Aden riesce a dare un originale punto di vista a stanze ed interni. L’attrezzatura fotografica appesa al soffitto sembra dare una visione in miniatura degli spazi, dell’ordine e del disordine, di ambienti privati e di elementi della vita quotidiana.

Through challenging camera angles Menno Aden abstracts most familiar actual living environments and public interiors into flattened two-dimensional scale models. A camera that the artist installed on the ceiling of various rooms takes pictures downwards of the interiors. The resulting images lay out space in symmetrical compositions that look like assemblages stripped off any kind of objectivity. The views into private homes and secret retreats bring up associations of the ubiquitous observation camera. The notion of surveillance is systematically played out by the artist to hint at society’s voyeuristic urge that popular culture has made mainstream.

[Miriam Nöske]