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Carolin Lange

Carolin Lange

I was always fascinated about the properties of light. How light shapes our experience of situations, of time and spatial relations. In my artistic practice, I make use of light-sensitive reactions to explore photography in the original meaning of the term: 'drawing with light' or 'inscribing light'.

I mainly work with the non-toxic blueprint technique (cyanotype), photogrammetry and self-built scientific instruments to create abstract recordings of light. I am interested in how these ‘light recordings’ visualise a moment in time. How they store time in material, through chemical reactions. Like a pigment spot that develops on the skin.

Most of these records are created outside,'in situ'. Here, I find it crucial to work in a way so that the environment is not influenced or polluted. With exposure times from several hours up to weeks, not only light but also time and the rotation of the earth around the sun, becomes visible. In a way, ‘the place is the camera’ picturing itself in all its conditions.



Carolin Lange (*1986 DE) is an artist and researcher. Graduated from the Glasgow School of Art in 2015 and the art academy Karlsruhe in 2011. Her work and projects were presented a.o. at the ZKM Karlsruhe, the Neuer Aachener Kunstverein, the Dundee Contemporary Arts Center, Mc Lellan Art Galleries Glasgow and the Humboldt Forum Berlin. In the framework of artist-in-residencies she realized projects a.o. at the Arctic circle Finland, Belgium, Scotland and at the Institute for Quantum Physics, KIT Karlsruhe, Germany.

Carolin was holding a research and teaching position at the visual arts department, RWTH Aachen University from 2015-2021. Here, she realized projects around ‘experimental photography’ and ‘critical making’ and contributed to conferences at a.o. TU Delft, Maastricht University, London University, Perugia University and Cornell University.
Since 2021 she is a PHD student at the Photographic History Research Centre, De Montfort University Leicester reconstructing the unsuccessful attempts towards a non-toxic colour photography by English scientists J.F.W. Herschel (1792-1871).

De keuze van Carolin Lange

Rachel A. Carey

I am highly enthusiastic about Rachel's video works and sculptural installations, highly complex but at the same time on point. Rachel's practice considers the unseen structures within the historical, within thoughts, within ideologies and within the unknown.