MAX SUDHUES



SELECTION OF WORKS / EXHIBITION VIEWS





The Gibraltar Postcard Exchange Project (Link to Blog)


Walking On Thin Ice, 2015/2016


Intervention at „Wechselraum“, Berlin 2015


Bergen, 2014/2015


Le ciel dans un verre / Le ciel dans une chambre, 2014


Shadows Of The Future, 2012-2016


Expedition, 2014


Borders And Lines, 2013


Playground Love, 2013


A Secret Garden, 2013


Inverted Invasion, 2011-2013


Auseinandernehmen, 2012


Nester, 2011


The Owl/ Die Eule, 2011


Hole Head, 2011 / 2012


Watery World, 2010


Approximately Infinite Universe, 2010


Fear of Falling, 2010


Home Before Dark, 2010


Ghosts as Guests, 2010


Kijken / To look, 2009


Eine Höhle für Platon, 2009


Medusa 1 / Medusa 2, 2009


I Love You But You Destroy Me/ About The In-Between, 2009


Plan und Planet, 2008


Turning Cities, 2008 - 2013


Lampenmemorial, 2008


Behausungen im Dschungel, 2008


Die Sehnsucht der Zellen, 2007


Nebensonne, 2007


Luna Park/Carousel, 2007







ABOUT MY WORK


While observing my work, I want the spectator to enter an environment that is both poetic and threatening, balancing on the verge of dreams and nightmares. In the tradition of the ‘collage’, I create (moving) images and spaces where the original objects remain visible, but faded, so that a number of associative interpretations may be possible. I try to achieve this through transforming banal and everyday objects through light projections, and to transform them to unexpected proportions and interpretations.


Each object retains its own functionality within the installation, but it is invariably connected to a bizarre, narrative and complex imaginary world. I am interested in different visual layers. Behind the trusted run-of-the-mill foreground, I am searching for moments of confusion and alienation, for apparitions that may try to ‘break open’ a normal perception.


In an ‘obstacle course’ of installations, various projections, video loops, photography, site specific interventions and a great range of combined materials, I want to explore the boundaries of analogue and digital, light and shade. Using different projection methods – from office lamp to beamer – I create images. 

I refer to the apparent static state of everyday affairs, which are, in reality, subject to constant change, to create allegorical, sometimes stirring worlds of pictures which, though man is absent from them, nevertheless indicate his actions and his standards in a field of tension spanning emotion, technology, architecture, society and nature.