This publication collects black and white photographs taken at apartment viewings in Berlin, London and Zürich in 2015. The images render a landscape of apartments, mostly empty, punctuated by potential buyers or renters projecting their own possible futures onto the spaces.
The photographs—exhibited at Galerie Isabella Bortolozzi in Berlin in 2015—blend into each other as if one building, aggregating material treatments, fixtures, flooring, and faucets in their extraordinary specificity; or as if one city, seen from the inside as a picture of a private public sphere. The book includes a new text by writer Pablo Larios elaborating on the staging of personal environments and the relationship between figure and ground in Henkel and Pitegoff's work.
Published following Calla Henkel and Max Pitegoff's exhibition “Schöneberger Ufer 00,” Galerie Isabella Bortolozzi, Berlin, from May 02 to June 13, 2016.
Calla Henkel (born 1988 in Minneapolis, lives and works in Berlin) and Max Pitegoff (born 1987 in Buffalo, lives and works in Berlin) are artists who work together in Berlin. From 2013 until 2015 they ran New Theater in Berlin, a theater and performance space where they produced amateur plays with writers, musicians and visual artists. Their work has been shown at the 9th Berlin Biennale, Schinkel Pavillon, Berlin; Witte de With, Rotterdam; the Galerie für Zeitgennössische Kunst, Leipzig; the Kunsthalle Wien, Vienna; the Kunsthalle Bern,; and the Whitney Museum, New York.