The Miami-based collector and filmmaker Dennis Scholl is nothing if not eclectic in his tastes and actions. Scholl’s newest enterprise—as an artist—is an exhibition at Hua Worldwide gallery in Berlin (The Texture of My Reminiscence, till 18 Match) which options “almost 20 works created out of acquired cultural ephemera which can be organized right into a dodecagon form”, says an announcement. These round compositions are produced from all types of fascinating paraphernalia resembling the unique royalty statements for songs written by John Lennon and Paul McCartney that date to 1971. “I discovered these ledger statements in a historic ephemera public sale. Upon inspection, they’d been torn in half and punctiliously retaped collectively in order to make the tears barely noticeable. It makes me marvel if somebody fished them out of the trash! They’re an unbelievable piece of musical historical past and when the quantities are thought of they remind us of the lengthy historical past of artists being underneath rewarded for his or her work,” Scholl says.
One other work is produced from 12 classic Hermès scarves whereas a set of affection letters written by a bride to her Union captain (and husband to be) in the course of the US civil conflict kind the premise of one other of the makeshift wall murals. So is that this all about turning forgotten reminiscences and memorabilia into artwork? “Whereas the objects have already got inherent worth, I’m making an attempt to reassign a brand new worth to them by contemplating and presenting them as artworks. This in flip conserves and resuscitates the archival materials, but additionally reimagines its very kind,” Scholl says.