HORST ADEMEIT – Polaroids

January 21, 2014 – March 15, 2014

For nearly 20 years Horst Ademeit (1937 – 2010) devoted his chronological diary to document the influence of cold rays on his living environment in Düsseldorf-Flingern. The edges of the Polaroids are furnished by microscopically small handwriting, remarks, observations and theories about what is depicted in those photographs and what is not. The artist placed measuring equipment such as thermometers, Geiger tubes, hygrometers and compasses as well as groceries on daily newspapers and tried to visualise the influence of the rays on himself but also on his surroundings. In this photographs Ademeit captures every condition visually, notes his subjective observations such as smells and noises and links them to the events of world politics he finds in daily newspapers or hears on the radio.