“Si:said” gallery takes part in the 44th International Photography Symposium “NIDA. Meeting Photography”. The artist Philippe Gerlach presented by the gallery will give an artist talk during the Symposium, on 15th of September.
In trying to merge his personal life with his artistic practice, Gerlach created long-term portrait series of friends, lovers, and acquaintances that are instilled with sentiments of intimacy and immediacy.
Incorporating digital and analog photographic techniques, his wall installations are less focused on the single image, but on building a mesh that connects recent memories to older ones.
Frequently these networks are enforced through nods to subculture and music. The preferred final form of Gerlach’s works is not necessarily the exhibition but includes various forms of collaboration, self-publishing and sharing.
In Nida Gerlach will talk about the formation of his practice and the influences that informed it…
Philippe Gerlach (b. 1982) graduated from the Art University in Linz, Austria in 2008 and moved to London for one year to assist. After a 14-month stint in Paris in 2010, he now lives and works in Berlin. His works have been shown internationally in institutions and festivals including Fotohof Salzburg, Spinnerei Leipzig, Claire de Rouen London, Rencontres Arles, and NY Photofestival, and are part of collections like the Österreichische Fotosammlung and La Collection FNAC, Paris. He also has been published via various publications in print and online including VICE Magazine, Modern Matter, Zoo Magazine, and Odiseo. In 2019-2020, Gerlach taught as a guest professor at ASP Katowice.
The project supported by Klaipeda municipality