Melina Berkenwald

Melina Berkenwald

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Beside the Red Boat 12:00 AM (2008)

Photograph printed on canvas and intervened with sewing threads.
Picture was taken at the Port of Rotterdam on January 2007, printed and intervened in Buenos Aires, 2008. The threads rewrite the image as a form of emphasis or designation without adding elements alien to the shot.
This work is part of a series of 9 photographs taken in consecutive times at the very same place.
The image that has the sewing threads with a white background is the reverse of the work, it functions as a drawing and creates a second -possible- work of art.

Leaving the Red Boat 1:30 PM (2008)

Photograph printed on canvas and intervened with sewing threads.
Picture was taken at the Port of Rotterdam on January 2007, printed and intervened in Buenos Aires, 2008. The threads rewrite the image as a form of emphasis or designation without adding elements alien to the shot.
This work is part of a series of 9 photographs taken in consecutive times at the very same place.
The image that has the sewing threads with a white background is the reverse of the work, it functions as a drawing and creates a second -possible- work of art.

Narcissus - Narciso (2008)

Photograph on canvas and sewing thread. The picture was taken in the Netherlands on January 2007, print and intervened on 2008 in Buenos Aires. The threads rewrite the image as a form of emphasis or designation without adding elements alien to the shot.

Perimeters (2007)

Photograph printed on canvas and intervened with sewing threads.
Picture was taken at Ostende on March 2007, printed and intervened in Buenos Aires, 2008.

Book of Birds (Libro de pájaros) (2005)

A intervened book of tapestry fabrics, sewed cloth, DVD. Work made in North Uist, Scotland, during the Comhla art residency, Triangle Art Trust Network. See question #1, Bola de Nieve.

The Perfect Fit (La Combinación Perfecta) (2005)

This video installation was made back on October 2005 while staying at a residency for artists in the United States. The title comes from a sewing book titled "The perfect fit" (1971) which I found at a second-hand bookshop. Taking images cut out from the book and animated using puppeteer techniques of lights and shadows, a video was made called "The perfect Fit. The Cut". The video is, in itself, a short-story told in a dramatic and absurd tone. It's a work of its own, but was part of an installation made out of cut out sheets of paper, generating lights and shadows that dialogued with the video, and an object that moves acrylic plates appearing on the film and over which the cut outs were made.