Juliane Duda’s latest series “Sechs Zentrale Motive”also deals with THE Kurhaus in Ahrenshoop. From the 1970s onwards, a ‘beach pearl’ in the centre of trade union-generated mass tourism, it stood empty and disappeared in this millennium. The representative modern construction was comfortable-transparent and also an expression of progressive future certainty. Its architectural structural principle was now abandoned, shortly before the demolition, but it is inscribed in the pictorial of Duda’s work. The framing of the series picture also has to do with the modular appearance of the steel-glass concrete of the time. For Duda’s photographic works are not images of disappearingbuildings, but are created as projection surfaces of own spaces. Thus and here, the obvious is driven into the aesthetic and virtual in a multi-stage process.
Martin Dörbaum’s series “Massnahmen”depicts things that are intended to educate people to a desired behavior - through threatening injuries or other inconveniences. And not through positive incentives and attractive regulations. Here they are reifications of a mostly older, archaic behavioural economy. People should not be civilized through indoctrination. The internalization of behavioral norms does not take place through rational impulses but through physical ones.
However, the series not only shows “Massnahmen”aimed at cultivating human behaviour, but also those aimed at disciplining animals. An equation with expressiveness.