Drape

 
 

  Drape I
2011 / Silver gelatin print on fibre based paper / 50cm x 50cm / edition of 5
   
   
 
   
  Drape V
2012 / Silver gelatin print on fibre based paper / 50cm x 50cm / edition of 5
   
 

Drape uses vintage pin-up photographs as its source material. These photographs, probably mostly from the 1950s and 60s, depict women that are posed in interior (semi-) domestic sets in front of curtains or drapes.

After scanning these pin-up photographs, the curtains or drapes were digitally extended in order to partially obscure the women.

The background (the drapes or curtains) and foreground (the model’s body) are exchanged and this digital manipulation causes a rupture within the scene. Once the backdrop falls in front ofthe model, showing just parts
of her body, our voyeuristic desire becomes clearer.

By deflecting and redirecting the viewer’s gaze, our attention is drawn to the rest of the scene that sets the fantasy, yet often remains overlooked.

These square images mostly derive from original medium format negatives by unknown
photographers.

All works are framed in oiled walnut frames with a passpartout.

 
   
   
 
   
  Drape VI
2012 / Silver gelatin print on fibre based paper / 50cm x 50cm / edition of 5
   
   
 
   
  Drape VII
2012 / Silver gelatin print on fibre based paper / 50cm x 50cm / edition of 5
   
   
 
   
  Drape VIII
2012 / Silver gelatin print on fibre based paper / 50cm x 50cm / edition of 5
   
   
 
   
  Drape IX
2012 / Silver gelatin print on fibre based paper / 50cm x 50cm / edition of 5
   
   
 
   
  Drape X
2012 / Silver gelatin print on fibre based paper / 50cm x 50cm / edition of 5
   
   
 
   
  Drape XI
2013 / Silver gelatin print on fibre based paper / 50cm x 50cm / edition of 5
   
   
 
   
  Drape XII
2013 / Silver gelatin print on fibre based paper / 50cm x 50cm / edition of 5
   
   
 
   
  Drape IV
2012 / Silver gelatin print on fibre based paper / 50cm x 50cm / edition of 5
   
   
 
   
  Drape XIV
2015 / Silver gelatin print on fibre based paper / 29.5cm x 29.5cm / edition of 42
Available through the Whitechapel Gallery Limited Editions [Sold out]
   
   
 
   
  Drape XVI
2021 / Silver gelatin print on fibre based paper / 20cm x 25cm / edition of 5
   
   
 
   
  Drape XV
2015
   
   
 
   
  Drape IV during the Contact Photography Festival, Toronto (CA), 2016.
   
 
   
  Drape installed at Whitechapel Gallery, London (GB).
   
   
 
   
  Drape installed at Peter Lav Gallery, Copenhagen (DK).
   
   
 
   
 
   
 
   
 
   
  Drape installed at Open Eye Gallery, Liverpool (GB).
   
   
 
   
  Drape VII installed at Marianne Boesky Gallery, New York (US).
   
   
 
   
  Ludwigshafen trainstation (DE)