Viewing Record 10 of 14 Constructed and Staged Images

Former Guard Tower Off Puschkinallee

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  • Artist:
    Meyer, Diane
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  • Medium:
    Inkjet print with stitching
  • Dimensions:
    image: 10 ¾ in x 13 ⅝ in; mat: 14 ⅞ in x 17 ⅝ in; frame: 16 ⅞ in x 19 ½ in
  • Credit Line:
    Museum purchase


About the Photographer

Meyer, Diane

American, b. 1976

Diane Meyer explores history and memory in her series Berlin (2012-2016). She is deeply interested in how “photography transforms history into nostalgic objects that obscure objective understandings of the past.” The images in this series portray the entire 104-mile length of the Berlin Wall, which was deconstructed in 1989. Meyer adds hand embroidery to sections of the photographs with cross-stitched patterns looking similar to pixels on a computer screen, blurring the line between digital imaging and analog process. The pixilation is a reference to digital file corruption and the phenomenon of forgetting. Here Meyer is pixelating the areas where the Wall would have stood, creating a translucent, obscured vision of what lies behind. Her work has been exhibited nationally and internationally in venues such as the Eastman House, Rochester, NY; Große Rathaus, Landshut, Germany; Schneider Gallery, Chicago, IL; International Photography Festival, Guatemala City, Guatemala. She was the artist-in-residence Takt Kunstprojektraum Artist Residency in Berlin, Germany, in 2012.