Ruf mich an (Call me ),2016

Art Zine, 20 pages

Risography and Silkscreen on paper

With a particular sense of humor, Ruf mich an is based on a collection of 35mm photos of tied women. Printed on different analogue techniques, the Zine reminds to the aesthetics of the street poster, a particular feature of Berlin.

“Call me” (in german), is printed on the back of some of the original photographs next to an old phone number.However this is one of the few hints about the identity of the women in the images, the photographs likely date from the late seventies and judging by the shots one could guess that they were probably made under their consent. Some of them could be found as odd and humorous, the exaggerated terror gestures and a poor performance certainly give a sense of comedy. Nevertheless, they are still fascinating thanks to its disturbing elements.

 

For the artist, there is some similarity between the images in the newsstands in Mexico, where most of their contents are based on the so-called "men's magazines" and sensationalists news papers. Furthermore, the project also explores the particular relationship of the Germans with pornography; one of the largest producers of porn in the world.

While nowadays the internet provides easy access to pornography, the artist rescues analogue materials and turns it into a "collectible" product.