Alexander Gehring wurde 1981 in Bielefeld geboren und studierte von 2005 bis 2011 an der Fachhochschule Bielefeld bei Katharina Bosse, Roman Bezjak und Anna Zika und am London College of Communication.

Seine fotografischen Arbeiten behandeln Aspekte des Übernatürlichen und Fantastischen, die er in Bezug zu medienkulturellen Entwicklungen stellt.

Alexander Gehring lebt und arbeitet in Berlin.

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Messages from the Darkroom (2011)

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Towards the end of the 19th and the beginning of the 20th century, the development of new technologies–the telephone, the gramophone, as well as photography–flourished. Parallel to the technical inventions, the world of spiritualism and paranormal phenomena experienced a boom. Gehring’s work invokes this history, and his starting point is the double meaning of the German word “medium.” Gehring’s work asks if there are hidden correlations between new technical media and the psychics, between the contact of the psychic to the afterlife and the modern connection between two living people through the means of new technical media. Through his images, photographic technique, generally understood as a means of objectively capturing reality, is shown in a different light: here the camera itself reveals its own magical aura.

Die Farbe aus dem Raum

Veranstaltungen mit Alexander Gehring