Potential Degrees of Freedom
Richter Collection, Museum of Contemporary Art, Zagreb, January 30 – April 25, 2015
In the exhibition Potential Degrees of Freedom, a seemingly poetic variation on claims of "potential dimensions" or a fragmentary catalogue of the variable or changing dimensions of the work of art, Franke selects Richter’s spatial images and graphics as well as Images with Their Own Shadows and from them creates her own works, some of which are actually shadows; that is, projections... ...Through her own perusal of Richter’s oeuvre, Franke pays tribute to her predecessor, but also goes beyond balancing on the edge of the original works’ media, using a temporary intervention which is potentially reproducible in any darkened gallery space.
This is evident not only in the additional dematerialisation of original works and wonderfully random reflections, but also in the precise opening and closing of the exhibition’s workflow with a new series of graphics. With their layout, or suspension to be more precise, they call to procession; and their final version, due both to their transparent parts and to the almost sculptural setup, concludes with the surrounding space, and, of course with the audience that is present – whether on the edge of the field of vision or in a reflection.
Text by Jasna Jakšić
Photos: Ana Opalic
List of exhibited works
Unprovable point of view, 2015
With Vjenceslav Richter, Spatial Picture no. 20, 1997
Slide projector, projection screen, base. Dimensions variable.
Spacial picture no. 20: self-adhesive foil, acrylic glass, 39,5 x 39,5 x 39,5 cm.
Potential Degrees of Freedom – Objects (Tesseract 1, 2, 3, 4), 2014
Silkscreen on acrylglass. 34 x 34 cm each.
Potential Degrees of Freedom — Prints (Tesseract 1,2,3,4), 2014
Series of four prints. Silkscreen on tracing paper, 34 x 34 cm each.
Entrance to Elsewhere (Mindspace), 2015.
With Vjenceslav Richter, Spatial systemic print, 1997.
Projection. LED light, tripod. Dimensions variable.
Spatial systemic print : self-adhesive foil, acrylic glass, 35 x 35 x 35 cm.
Polient Models, 2015
With Vjenceslav Richter, Spatial Picture No. 4, 5, 6, 1997.
Self-adhesive foil, acryl glass, 19,5 x 19,5 x 19,5 mm. Acryl glass base, spot light. 30 x 30 x 19.5 cm