Marta Djourina - come to light

9 Dec 2017 – 24 Jan 2018

Event times

Wed 4 - 7 pm & Fri 3 - 7

Dorothea-Konwiarz Stiftung

Berlin, Germany


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Blind drawings with light, direct exposures with painterly outlook, experimental, folded pieces on the border to objects, ‘filtergrams’ and interactions with pinhole cameras build the core of Djourina’s artistic practice.


Marta Djourina deals in an experimental matter with the borders of analogue photography. Synonymous for her works are camera-less pieces, that are also unique. 

Her tools are the photo paper itself and differ- ent light sources (torches, laser pointers etc.). The photo paper with it’s qualities to capture light, becomes a carrier of the traces of a painterly action, done with the light sources mentioned above. Light instead of a brush, photo paper instead of a canvas. Reduced to their essentials, the technological components of light and photographic paper become part of the artistic creative process. 

The pieces come into being without any camera and move therefor between many different media. In the broadest sense one can say that it is about a type of “photography”, that doesn’t take the reality in front of the camera but instead looks into the medium itself and it’s technical and chemical components. A big part of Djourina’s works are the so called direct exposures and light drawings or light paintings. The traces this creates are not direct but abstract consequences of the interaction between light and paper. Further, Djourina works with foldings. The photographic paper gets folded, crinkled and at the end exposed to light. 

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Marta Djourina


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