Oliver Held

Crime Sceens

The ’Crime Scenes’ photo objects were derived from forensic photographs shown on television. Often when removed from their original context the images that we are left with appear romantic. Others impress with their intense will to show something that can no longer be seen because it was lost in the transformation of a detailed photograph, into the low resolution technology of the tv format.

A photograph taken from the tv image retains no trace of its aura. And since I am solely interested in the images as photographs that have undergone a medial transformation, I decided to restage them.  To evoke the effects of transformation I crumpled, baked and scratched the photos as well as glueing them onto the back of pieces of structured glass.