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Caméra Obscure


HD 21 Min., colour, mute, 2017 /18


In a darkend room in the watchtower, a hole creates a camera obscura.
The film transfers the effekt into the exhibition space.
The video is part of the show Die Luke, eine Fliege und dort die Puschkinallee in the Leipziger Kunstverein.













Par ici, c´est plus silencieux


Soundtrack, 02:04 min, 2017















Mehringplatz Abstractions, 2017


Soundtrack, 05:45 min, Berlin 2017

Maya Schweizer investigates processes and structures of remembering and their identity-establishing and narrative function. Schweizer’s practice develops out of intensive research on site which can be understood as thick description in the sense of ethnology-oriented fieldwork.
Schweizer understands Mehringplatz as a place of transit, living, and trade and has created a sound collage of the daily activities taking place there. Sounds of the ongoing construction site mix with the hubbub of different languages: market traders shout over singing birds, trolley bags rattle across the floor. Although the architecture of Mehringplatz doesn’t become experienceable in visual terms, the acoustic composition encourages the emergence of imaginary pictures which convey Mehringplatz as a dynamic ensemble of people, animals, objects, and practices.






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A Memorial, …


Collage, acrylic on inkjet print 100 cm x 139 cm, 2015.













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A Memorial, 2


Collage, mixed media, 35 cm x 32,6 cm, 2015.
Edition for the Kunsthalle Baden-Baden

Kunsthalle Baden-Baden Edition


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It´s not about nothing


Collage, mixed media, 107cm x 92,5cm.
Edition for the GfZK, Leipzig 2014









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It´s not about nothing


Installation, mixed media, dimensions variable, 2012














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La Table Grattée


Table, carvings on wood, metal, 73,5 cm X 140 cm x 80 cm, 2010.







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Fliege


Fliege I, Fabric, stitching, 50 cm X 43 cm. 2010
















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Fliege III


Fabric, stitching, 59 × 72 cm. 2010

















La même histoire-neu which story14 which story15 which story18 which story19 which story12 which story13

Which story would you prefer not to recall


An welche Geschichte würdest Du dich lieber nicht erinnern

48 prints of each 42 x 59 cm –
Total Format of Installation variable ca. 450 x 270 cm, 2009

In this photographic installation work I oppose personal questions and sentences from collective memory. First, I'm looking for interesting photos , some from my own collection, and juxtaposing them to these sentences. With the camera I take pictures of these sets and scale them. My own written questions now cover general pictures from magazines and books as well as other images so that certain details are highlighted - and the original disappears. Hence, for example, police officers running behind a scrap of paper that says: "Why are you not sure about your decision?" The sentences partially address the viewer directly, but it is important to me to preserve the balance between (my) subjective thoughts and ree association and a public space.

In dieser fotografischen Montagearbeit setze ich persönliche Fragestellungen Bildern und Sätzen aus dem kollektiven Gedächtnis entgegen. Zunächst suche ich interessante Bilder, teilweise aus meiner Sammlung und füge ihnen diese Sätze hinzu. Mit der Fotokamera fotografiere ich diese arrangierten Sets und vergrößere sie. Selbst geschriebene Sätze verdecken nun allgemeine Bilder aus Zeitungen, Büchern oder anderen Bildern, sodass bestimmte Details hervorgehoben werden – und das Original verschwindet. So laufen zum Beispiel Polizisten hinter einem Zettel, der meint: „Why are you not sure about your decision“. Die Sätze sprechen teilweise den Betrachter direkt an, doch es geht mir darum, die Schwebe zwischen (meinen) subjektiven Gedanken und einem öffentlichen Assoziationsraum zu erhalten.


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Shifting Time


Schichtwechsel
2009
80 photographs, presented as slide
show, wall installation
+ three photo montages, 120 × 80 cm
and 50 × 75 cm.

The images were taken in 2008 in Los Angeles. Similar scenes
from everyday life were observed in different
parts of the city so as to visually illustrate
the social differences between individual sections
of the city. A wall installation of these images
was then photographed in order to further develop
the concept of a photo montage
of several different images.

Die Aufnahmen entstanden 2008 in Los Angeles.
In verschiedenen Teilen der Stadt wurden ähnliche
Alltagssituationen aufgenommen, um so die sozialen
Unterschiede zwischen den einzelnen Bereichen
der Stadt visuell vergleichbar zu machen.
Eine Wandinstallation aus
diesen Aufnahmen wurde abfotografiert,
um so das Prinzip der Bildmontage aus mehreren
Aufnahmen deutlicher herauszuarbeiten.