Postchristmas goes forth

postchristmas photograph as cover of Anna Smyrk’s single “January makes me sad”.

Is it not delightful to have friends coming from distant quarters? (attributed to Confucius)

Imagine my delight when I received an email by Australian singer Anna Smyrk, asking if she could use one of the photos of my postchristmas series for the cover art of her single “January makes me sad” (2023). Given that the song includes a line about dead christmas trees lining the street, I was more than happy to comply.

Please check it out, for example on spotify.

Last Postchristmas

Design of poster © Tim Reuscher 2023.

Nun ist es zum letzten Mal (?) wieder so weit:

Vorweihnachtszeit ist postchristmas-Zeit. Am Samstag 02.12. wurde die Ausstellung “Last Postchristmas” im nachladen mit Lesungen aus dem dazugehörigen Zine eröffnet.

Zu sehen sind wie gewohnt Weihnachtsbäume nach Weihnachten schon in der Vorweihnachtszeit. Das Zine ist (während der Saison) im nachladen-Onlineshop erhältlich.

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Das diesjährige Epizentrum: Der Spargel der kalten Jahreszeit.

Pickle Down Economics – Dill with it VI

Vom 11.11. bis 30.11.2023 zeigt Tim Reuscher im nachladen in der Sternstraße 17 die Gurkenkunst junger und jung gebliebener, lokaler und auswärtiger Kunstschaffender.

Neben meiner eigenen Teilnahme an der Ausstellung habe ich es mir wie immer nicht nehmen lassen, alle Werke zu dokumentieren. Die folgenden Fotos sind nach der Hängung der Werke in der Ausstellung sortiert, von links nach rechts (ungefähr).

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Ansicht 5.
Camila Machado (1).
Camila Machado (2).
Biljana Tomic.
Marcel Kreuzer.
Bernd Spyra.
Katerina Nikoltsou.
Jot Vetter (1).
Jot Vetter (2).
Anna Ley.
Babyface Design, Mika Yamamo.
Dada Reinhardt (1+2).
Ferdinand Trenkel.
Rebekka Schmidt.
Laura Martin (1).
Laura Martin (2).
Andreas Czech.
Martin Armbruster.
Monmonpress (1).
Monmonpress (2).
Neele Bunjes.
Kai Cassuben.
Tevi Cockburn.
Thomas Brown.
Julius Wagner.
Hans Braumüller.
All To Nah Jan.

Reflex #2: Geschichte in Farbe [History in Colour]

Reflex #2.

Reflex #2 offers an approach to the Deutsch-Ostafrika-Gedächtnismal (German East Africa memorial) in Aumühle, Schleswig-Holstein. This issue explores the addition of colour to my usual monochrome photos, making full use of the multi-layered Riso printing process.

Reflex #2, pages 2 and 3.

Printed and available for sale at the nachladen.

Reflex reborn

Reflex, new #1.

Reflex is back: In handy DIN A6 format, folded without staples or glue from a single side A3 risograph print, to yield six pages. This first issue contains three photos illustrating the technique of rephotography.

Printed and for sale at nachladen.

Contrasting with reflex’ former incarnation containing 36 photos (published quarterly), the reduced scope of the new form of six pages, allowing either the printing of three horizontal photos or six vertical ones, not only makes the publication more accessible to the viewer, it also makes printing much more economical. Perhaps most important, the brevity allows me to speedily pursue and publish photographic ideas, allowing for new explorations of form, content and approach, to be published in regular intervals.

Seasons of postchristmas: The great tree hunt

Discarded Christmas trees in Wandsbek, Hamburg. Beginning of January 2023.

Along with the new year, more and more Christmas trees are appearing on the streets of Hamburg. At first they make their entrance alone, being dropped here and there, but soon they form assemblies or piles on the sidewalk near street corners and intersections, huddling together as if to find strength in numbers to avoid the unavoidable pickup by the waste collection crew.

There is an ebb and flow to this seasons of postchristmas: The city’s cleansing department arranges to pick up the trees on two scheduled dates after the usual end of christian Christmas festivities on the 6th of January. Even before this, the first lone trees can already be seen as early as New Years Day, as if eager to get out of the houses and appartments. Their numbers peak around the appointed collection dates, after which the trees all but disappear from the streets. The best trees, however, appear later, sometimes much later.

Unable to rely on strength in numbers, and slyly displaying their former owner’s trangsgressive behaviour of missing the scheduled dates for pickup, these rare specimen of bone dry latecomers can appear as far removed from Christmas as Easter, contrasting with a surrounding changed by the coming of spring and the distance from the holiday season. These are the prized, clearest expressions of postchristmas, which require persistence and sheer luck to find.

Postchristmas season has just begun.

Hammer and Pickle — Dill with it V

Poster © Tim Reuscher.

Nachdem ich die letzte Gruppenausstellung von Gurkenkunst (Oktober 2020) verpasst hatte, war ich dieses Mal wieder dabei:

Vom 03.09.–30.09.2022 zeigte Tim Reuscher im nachladen in der Sternstraße 17 die Gurkenkust junger lokaler und auswärtiger Kunstschaffender. Eröffnung war am Samstag, 03.09., 14:00h–19:00h.

Immer für eine Überraschung gut, es lohnte sich reinzuschauen.

Tim mit Tee
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Ansicht II
Strafplanet Erde : Epiphanie I
Strafplanet Erde : Epiphanie II
Anna Ley : Samen Fetzer
Yolanda Kleine : Inflation
Hugo Espacio : New Technologies in Pickle Manufacture (A4, Tusche auf 200g/m² Papier)
Hanni-Isabell Barfuss, Elisabeth K feat. Holi Buddywood : Karfreitag
Biljana Tomic : Lucky Gurki Tarot Card
Bernd Spyra : Gurkomotive
Schwall : Palimpsest II
Sternstunden des Kapitalismus : Kappa – unlimited edition & Kappa – limited edition (Siebdruck auf biobaumwollenem T-Shirt + Minizine)
Dada Reinhardt : Das Wunder der Gurkbad Caverns
Dada Reinhardt : Das einsame und abgefuckte Leben im
illegalen Gurkenabbau
Dada Reinhardt : Väterchen Gurkenkopf
Zechnik Himmelfaart : La Gurk et sa troupe
Eiko : ohne Titel
Matter Messer : Dirt McGurk
Mia Löb : Gurkenkunst und Gurkenkünstler
Zines von Mia Löb und Matter Messer
Laura Martin : All the Pickles for 1 Woman
Objekte und Zines
Anja : Gurkeln I & Gurkeln II
Intelligenzbolzen : Dillo
Cooperfrau Melissengeist : Gurkengeist
Anna Fight : Tamponichons