25/34 Photographes (Ralf Marsault / Heino Muller)
Fin de Siècle

07.11.08 – 21.12.08

 

 

The Street and the Road are ‘Theatres of Cruelty’ par excellence. Places where extreme adventures, experiments at the limits, are performed, places of fights, fantasies. And this is where we had a completely irrational thought: The photographer’s kick: Render justice.
History is mostly about power, money, fame, and the people who pursue them. What about those who don’t? They should not be forgotten. The people from the edges usually leave no traces. So we went into the Street and on the Road looking for them, lonesome heroes, women with angelic smiles… We found the people who ‘own’ the Street – and some who happened to be around.
Though it might seem impossible to carry out such a project, we decided to try. To study and watch, leave nothing to chance, nor snapshots. Stage the picture and find a setting in which everyone would be at ease to perform his own part. We wanted the reflected image to be true to the poetry of the original. Simple perhaps, but only at first glance. As strong as silence in a hardcore concert. A picture as beautiful as an Edith Piaf song.
End of the century? Absolutely. Standing in the middle of the streets, backs to the wall, amidst rubbish and ruins, watching old dreams crumbling. But standing fierce, ready for more. Who knows…

Ralf Marsault, 1990


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(Invitation card (top page image) : Julien, Jeff, Paris 1988, Silver print, 40 x 30cm)

 


Installation view

Skalp, Berlin 1994

Silver print
Haus der Photographie, Diechtorhallen / Sammlung F.C. Gundlach, Hamburg

Steuf, Paris 1990
Silver print



Installation view

Jason, London 1992
Silver print
Haus der Photographie, Diechtorhallen / Sammlung F.C. Gundlach, Hamburg

Norma, Berlin 1989
Silverprint

Scody, Crass, Berlin 1988
Silver print

Reece, London 1988
Silverprint

Eric, Sabine, Paris 1988
Silver print

Serge, Rene, St Nicolas 1985
Silverprint

Sue, Debbie, Berlin 1993
Silver print



Installation view

A dance to the music of time, Bagnolet 2003
Silver print
Haus der Photographie, Diechtorhallen / Sammlung F.C. Gundlach, Hamburg

Autopsie du lambeau, Marco, Berlin 2001
Silver print
Haus der Photographie, Diechtorhallen / Sammlung F.C. Gundlach, Hamburg



Installation view

Cindy, Hugh, London 1989
Silver print
Haus der Photographie, Diechtorhallen / Sammlung F.C. Gundlach, Hamburg

Patrick, Paris 1987
Silver print

Beurk, Paris 1993
Silver print

Nicky, London 1988
Silver print

Sean, Ian, London 1987
Silver print



Installation view

Sue, Debbie, Berlin 1993
Silver print

Julien, Jeff, Paris 1988
Silver print

Rab, London 1989
Silver print
Haus der Photographie, Diechtorhallen / Sammlung F.C. Gundlach, Hamburg



Installation view

Beurk, Paris 1993
Silver print

Nicky, London 1988
Silver print

Sean, Ian, London 1987
Silver print







Reece, London 1988
Silver print, 40 x 30cm




Serge, Rene, St Nicolas 1985
Silver print, 40 x 30cm




Sue, Debbie, Berlin 1993
Silver print, 40 x 30cm




Bam-Bam, Sven, Berlin 1990
Silver print, 40 x 30cm




Armelle, Paris 1988
Silver print, 40 x 30cm




Skalp, Berlin 1994
Silver print, 40 x 30cm




Beurk, Paris 1993

Silver print, 40 x 30cm




A dance to the music of time, Bagnolet 2003

Silver print, 60 x 50cm




Ego Skin III, Argenteuil 2000
Silver print, 60 x 50cm




Ego Skin I, Paris 1999

Silver print, 40 x 30cm




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