Architecture Walk. Medienhafen
150 x 300 x 80 cm
Each 32 x 42 cm
The serie Medienhafen took place in 2016 and the conceptual and visual research is still in progress. The first completed work is Medienhafen. Architecture Walk, currently exhibited at Stadtmuseum in Düsseldorf, which is an important place for the whole serie of future works that will deal with this issue.
My interest in analyzing and studying the dialogue between history and contemporary at Medienhafen grew after a visit at the Stadtmuseum. I discovered the photography serie called Projekt Rheinhafen Düsseldorf (1979-1980) by Tata Ronkholz and Thomas Struth there, and it struck me in an emotional and theoretical way. The two photographers documented the harbour area, just before the urban and architectural requalification intervention in the district, to safeguard all the forms that would be gone.
Since I was interested in the story that underlies this photography serie and in the visual forms offered by Ronkholz and Struth, I set myself the goal to start exploring the place, looking for the typical 70s industrial forms and, secondly, to examine the interaction between ancient and contemporary visual forms.
Marta Colombo, 2016