The project presented at Paris Photo 2018 brings together Sebastian Riemer and Leyla Cardenas, two artists who reveal the layers of time, pointing out the various elements that have changed the original object-works that say a lot about the past and about society.
With their humorous, Dadaist touch, Riemer?s series Press photo artfully thematize and comment on specifically photographic properties ? scanning, enlarging, black and white printing - in which the manipulative intervention ? retouching with spray paint and montaging effects - becomes visible in almost sculptural form.
In an attempt to materialize time, Cardenas uses photography in a sculptural gesture to expand her stratigraphic documentation of urban ruines. Through prints on fabric that she unweals to standing prints mounted on inox, she points out the significant impact of human life in the shape of the landscape.