Open Studio // Flash // Tim Best Photography

15 Dec 2017 – 17 Dec 2017

Regular hours

10:00 – 18:00
10:00 – 18:00
10:00 – 18:00

Cost of entry

Free entry

Institut fü alles mögliche- Zentrale

Berlin, Germany

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Best's color images are taken with a vintage Polaroid SX-70. They reveal secrets found inside and outside dark, private spaces referencing Freud's Uncanny.


The images of nude models, couples and a cross-dressed artist are inter-mingled with photographs of nature. Grouped into multiple series that represent the Cave and the Garden, the Hotel, the Cabaret, and the Consipiracy, these images function to take the viewer into the darkness of the subconscious. The cave and the abyss are historically identified by literature as transformative, where the hero confronts the unfamiliar and emerges a stronger man in the narrative. The garden is historically a lure, where the sirens reside to seduce the hero. 

Best's work utilizes instant prints, amateur models, and himself as an amateur cross-dresser to create the antithesis of the heroic photographer: the narcissistic voyeur. The viewer is taken into the Garden, seduced by the imagery, and left at the gateway of a strange paranoid dream.

Event photo: "The Conspiracy" /Instant Print/ 10.5cm x 9cm/ 2017

by Tim Best, Photographer
Visiting from Dallas, Texas

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Institut für Alles Mögliche

Berlin, Germany


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