Award 2019

Stefanie Pluta

Tape Studies


Tape Studies is a work consisting of photographs produced in Duisburg Main Station in 2018. Built between 1931 and 1934 in functionalist style, the then state-of-the-art rail track building, a floating construction of steel and glass, now makes a desolate impression. The glass facades of the platform construction are damaged for the most part and patched with adhesive tape. This results in graphic patterns that take effect as an enigmatic and idiosyncratic sign system. Tape Studies is a photographic approach to this site between transformation and stagnation.

1st prize (Photograhy)


Stefanie Pluta studied at the Folkwang University of the Arts in Essen and at the Academy of Media Arts in Cologne. In her work she explores architecture, public spaces and spatial arrangements, urban and their marginal phenomena.