Mikhail Tolmachev

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Ausbeutung oder wie man die Oberflaeche durchbricht

5-Channel video-installation, 2020
In collaboration with Paula Abalos, Emerson Culurgioni, 
Charlotte Eifler, Deborah Jeromin, Clemens von Wedemeyer

Ausbeutung oder wie man die Oberfläche durchbricht tells a story of a restorer who studies the history of mining guided by the image by Hans Hesse located at the back of the mountain altar in the church of St. Annen in Annaberg-Buchholz. 
The work is an experiment in what happens if tracing an idea or a phenomenon replaces the practice of pointing directly at it.
It is preoccupied with construction - the process, the actors, and the space, as well as the image which captures the relationship between them. The five screens parallel late medieval painting style of the 16th century.