Workplace Gallery are delighted to announce the opening of Morimaru a solo exhibition of new photographic work by Wolfgang Weileder.
Taking its title from the Celtic name for the North Sea, Morimaru presents an installation of large-scale images taken at specific coastal locations in North East England. Each work is constructed using customised digital cameras that take one-pixel wide vertical recordings of seascapes at regular intervals during the hours before and after the sunset. These slice-recordings are then conflated into single photographs with the time progressing from left to right to create an entirely new image.
"Weileder’s Seascapes focus upon the effects of the presence or absence of a light source. Rather than photographing, in typical elegiac manner, the glowing transience of a closing day, Weileder’s systematic recording across time produces rather than merely preserves the form of the image. The Seascapes present a different kind of beauty, with the symmetry of the image marked by a hazy, perfect cross signalling the intersection of sea, sky, day and night. The coordinates of space and time are overlaid."
Rachel Wells, 'Space-Crossed Time: Mapping the Co-ordinates of Wolfgang Weileder's Photography and Installation'. (Extract)
Wolfgang Weileder is an artist whose practice is primarily concerned with the examination and critical deconstruction of architecture, public spaces and the interactions we have with our environment. His works are investigations into the relationship between time and space, the interface between reality and synthetic, and how these can be explored to question our understanding of the environment we see and experience. His works include large-scale temporary site-specific architectural installation, sculpture, photography, film, performance and sound installation.