Contest 2013

1973 DE
Jan Mammey

"Eldorado"

 

"Eldorado" is a work based on my immediate encounter with the recent remnants of the industrial era in Eastern Germany. I intended to give a "second life" to the obsolete machine parts by treating them as autonomous objects. Removing the objects from their original spatial context and placing them in their own fictional context by using digital extraction, rotation, and planar reflection upsets their inherent parameters such as size, proportion, and function. Wreckage is turned into sculpture.

 

Winner

Biography

1973
Born in Frankfurt am Main

2002
Graduated from the Academy of Professional
Photographic Design Munich

2008
Diploma in Fine Arts at the Academy for Visual
Arts (HGB) in Leipzig, Prof. Heidi Specker

2010
Working scholarship, Leon Levy Foundation

Travelling scholarship, The Putnam Family Travel Grant

Artist Residency, Blue Mountain Center, USA

Artist Residency, The MacDowell Colony, USA

2012
Master-class graduation at the Academy for Visual Arts
(HGB) in Leipzig, Prof. Heidi Specker

2013
Working scholarship from the Cultural Foundation of Saxony

Lives and works in Leipzig

Since 2005
Numerous single and group exhibitions