architecture+ruins

Uriel Orlow, Still Aftershock, 2011

Still Aftershock

Series of Fibre-based Silver Gelatine Prints, C-type Prints and Slide Projection, 2011. In December 1988 the textile factory of Leninakan in Northern Armenia was destroyed by a major earthquake, prefiguring the seismic shift that was the end of the Soviet … More

Uriel Orlow, Remnants of the Future (Video), 2010

Remnants of the Future (video)

Remnants of the Future combines elements of documentary, sci-fi and electro-acoustics. It portrays the precarious existence in a post-Soviet ghost-town, an inverted ruin of the modern that is still waiting to fulfill its utopian ambition of communal living.

Uriel Orlow, Old Haunt, 2009

Old Haunt

Around a table an ensemble of five speakers re-visit their memories of the famous Café Odeon in Zürich: a contemporary, not yet crumbled ruin in whose still intact art-nouveau interior lie former utopias, stories and characters

Uriel Orlow, Ornament and Crime, 2008

Ornament And Crime

The video shows a slow close-up pan which creates an tactile inventory of the surfaces and materials of the café’s interior and its ornamental vocabulary

Uriel Orlow, Entre Chien et Loup, 2008

Entre Chien Et Loup

The café is filmed in long-shots after closing time at 3 am and before it re-opens the next day at 6 am.

Uriel Orlow, Ruins, 2008-3

Ruins

Two colour photographs mounted on MDF at 150 degree angle, 106.6 x 33.6 cm / Installation version, 2008

Uriel Orlow, The Naked Palace, 2008-6

The Naked Palace

The camera trails a guide on a tour through the labyrinthine architectural complex of Ogiamen’s palace in Benin City (Nigeria)

Uriel Orlow, 1942 (Poznan)-01

1942 (Poznan)

An evocative single screen video projection shot inside a large public swimming pool in Poznan, Poland which in 1942 was converted by the Nazis from a synagogue.

Uriel Orlow, Inside the Archive, 2000

Inside The Archive

145 images  as video slide show or photographic installation, 2000-2006 Inside the Archive takes us through the interior of a small archive and library, foregrounding its material conditions, and focusing on different spaces which are devoted to archival tasks and … More

Uriel Orlow, The Wiener Library, 2000

The Wiener Library (London)

video with sound, 90 mins looped, 2000-2 The Wiener Library (London) shows the exterior of the Wiener Library building in a London street. Scrolling over this everyday image is the alphabetical list of thesaurus terms which allow the collection to … More

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