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‘Olympia’ – Work of Polaroids and Prints

Olympic Stadium April 2012 in Berlin with my niece and model Sylvia. It was a sunny but cold winter day in Berlin.

Whilst I am continuing with my Polaroid ‘Melancholia’ series, this has also been inspired by this years London Olympics and the Exhibition theme for the East London Printmakers show in June in Hackney Wick. Since I have recently moved to Berlin my look towards historic events relating to this city became obvious.

On second viewing the seeming pleasure of the visual beauty, the idyll unfolds and what we are seeing are images referencing the 1936 Olympic games in Berlin. The critical re-enactment, the aftermath of historic events, questions the disguised underneath unpleasant relations between sports and politics.

Work in progress ! More to come !

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