INDUSTRY_TIME_SPACE

ZF, reception hall, globe with zeppelin air corridors

ZF, reception hall, globe with zeppelin air corridors

ZF, plant 2, building 7, product presentation room for visitors

ZF, plant 2, building 7, product presentation room for visitors

ZF, research and development center, foyer, art in architecture

ZF, research and development center, foyer, art in architecture

EADS Astrium, Integration center for satellites, live weight module weather satellite

EADS Astrium, Integration center for satellites, live weight module weather satellite

Friedrichshafen, shore promenade

Friedrichshafen, shore promenade

ZF, company premises with Model LZ 127 "Count Zeppelin"

ZF, company premises with Model LZ 127 "Count Zeppelin"

ZF, research and development center, product archive

ZF, research and development center, product archive

ZF, plant 1, former conference rooom

ZF, plant 1, former conference rooom

ZF, assembly hall for truck and bus transmissions, machines and pathway markings

ZF, assembly hall for truck and bus transmissions, machines and pathway markings

ZF, photographs of employees on the occasion of an anniverary with the company

ZF, photographs of employees on the occasion of an anniverary with the company

Friedrichshafen, industrial fallow

Friedrichshafen, industrial fallow

MTU, conference room "Säntis"

MTU, conference room "Säntis"

EADS Astrium, visitor galaxy, stairwell

EADS Astrium, visitor galaxy, stairwell

EADS Astrium, integration center, rotator and hoist for satellite construction

EADS Astrium, integration center, rotator and hoist for satellite construction

ZF, reception hall, wall photograph of LZ 127 "Count Zeppelin"

ZF, reception hall, wall photograph of LZ 127 "Count Zeppelin"

Zeppelin GmbH, Silo manufacturing hall

Zeppelin GmbH, Silo manufacturing hall

ZF, plant 2, hall 9, gear unit on transport device in the upper area of the assembly hall

ZF, plant 2, hall 9, gear unit on transport device in the upper area of the assembly hall

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Memory is a dog that lies down wherever it pleases.

Cees Nooteboom, Rituals (1980)

What is the importance of placing a memory?Why spend that much time trying to find the exact geographic and temporal latitudes and longitudes of the things we remember?

Steve Erickson, Days between Stations (1985)

The images in this catalogue are the result of a photographic reconnaissance. They document those industrial regions in Friedrichshafen, where they are located, which to this day decisively characterize the identity of the city. MTU, EADS, ZF Konzern, Zeppelin GmbH. The names of the industrial heavyweights make reference to a conflicting legacy, which includes utopia as well as destruction. In his images Claudio Hils exposes the scarring process associated with the continuation of the defense industry and which has largely been made a taboo subject. He tracks down the sparsely remaining relics of the past and positions them in a present that is once more defined by the dictate of these utopias. The coordinates of his tracking are industry, time, space.

Christoph Schaden

  • Publication
    • INDUSTRIE_ZEIT_RAUM

      Edition J. J. Heckenhauer, Tübingen, 2005
      ISBN 3-9809619-6-6

      Deutscher Fotobuchpreis – shortlist 2006

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  • Exhibitions
    • 2013
    • PanoVision | Surrealistic City, Medienhaus am See, Friedrichshafen, DE (01.14. - 01.25.2013)
    • 2012
    • Innensichten | Außensichten – Werke von Claudio Hils und Gerlinde Miesenböck, KUNST-RAUM-AKADEMIE, Stuttgart, DE (01.23. - 07.29.2012)
    • 2007
    • Galeria de Exposicoes Temporarias da Fundacao Calouste Gulbenkian, Lisbon, PT
    • Bozar Expo, Centre for Fine Arts, Brussels, BE
    • 2006
    • Galerie J.J. Heckenhauer, Berlin, DE
    • 2005/06
    • Zeppelinmuseum Friedrichshafen, Friedrichshafen, DE
    • Deutscher Fotobuchpreis – shortlist 2006
      • Fotografiemuseum Winterthur, Winterthur, CH
      • Forum für Fotografie, Köln, DE
      • Fotografie Forum International, Frankfurt, DE
      • Vertretung des Landes Baden-Württemberg bei der Europäischen Union, Bruxelles, BE
      • Vertretung des Landes Baden-Württemberg bei der Europäischen Union, Berlin, DE
      • BuchBasel, Basel, CH
      • Leipziger Buchmesse, Leipzig, DE
      • Stuttgarter Buchwochen, Stuttgart, DE