VOYAGERS

INSTANT ENCOUNTERS

FEATURED

VOYAGERS DIGITAL PRINT

DIGITIAL PRINT

192 x 92 x 12 CM, ALU-BOND
EXHIBIT LOCATION

EXHIBIT & LOCATION

KUENSTLERHAUS BREGENZ, AUSTRIA
PHOTOGRAPHIC INSTALLATION

PHOTOGRAPHIC INSTALLATION

285 COMBINED PORTRAITS, 192 x 92 x 12 CM
MAKING-OF, AT OLEX AUSTRIA

MAKING-OF VOYAGERS

BEHIND THE SCENE VIEWS AT OLEX AUSTRIA
MAKING OF – VIDEO I

MAKING-OF VOYAGERS: VIDEO I

THE PUNCHING PROCEDURE
MAKING OF – VIDEO TWO

MAKING-OF VOYAGERS: VIDEO II

THE HANGING PROCEDURE
"Rimless plate", a group show dedicated to the open mind, opened on June 7th, 2019 at Künstlerhaus Bregenz in Austria. My exhibit consisted of two interconnected parts, a digital print and a photographic installation, both measuring 192 x 92 x 12 cm. The installation was constructed of 285 Instax 8 Polaroid portraits which I selected from roughly 1200 shots, spanning over a period of ten years. Each Polaroid was punched four times and hooked up with it's neighboring images via chrome split rings which were tightened with pliers. The corresponding digital print "Voyagers" contained the core message and a QR code which lead directly to this website where larger views of each image can be viewed. The show closed on June 26th, 2019 and was part of Mathias Kessler's Cul-De-Sac "Interruption".

COLLECTION

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“Voyagers – Instant Encounters” is a portrait of man. A slice of it at least showing people of all couleur, raw and true in the moment. All portraits are captured spontaneously and portray mostly strangers. Communication, spontaneity and the ability to get the momentum while building trust plays a crucial part in the short time you gain access to a soul. Shot solely on Fuji’s Instax film, I later scan each picture in high-res but without further digitally editing it, in order to get as close to the quality and look & feel of the original as possible. The collection is constantly changing and growing but by no means is there a chronological or any other kind of order. It’s the place and point in time where paths cross which is most relevant to me, allowing for those magic moments to be born and preserved.

Capturing these flashes is a rather thrilling and rewarding experience which makes concepts such as nationalism, extremism, greed and ridiculous immigration laws seem strangely fallen out of time. Especially for those who live by and feed off what can be gained from movement and the exchange of culture. No furtuneteller is required to see that the current trends will only lead to total failure.

Mountains are not moved by faith but by technology so it’s not the grey goo you should be afraid of, it’s the brown one! I rather stick with Jack who is bringing nations and nations of jackers together under one house … “You may be black, you may be white; you may be Jew or Gentile. It don’t make a difference in OUR House. And this is fresh.” (Chuck Roberts, My house, 1987)

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Oliver Lins Olex Berlin New York

OLIVER LINS

Austrian born, 1972
Parsons School of Design, New York

New York, United States 1994 – 2004
Berlin, Germany 2004 – current

Olex – Creative Agency
New YorkBerlinFeldkirch
olex-design.com

Voyagers

Unterbrechung - Teller ohne Rand, Kuenstlerhaus Bregenz

Vorarlberger Nachrichten

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