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BRIDGES 1

Bösebrücke Wedding-1

60 x 30 cm

Hasselblad-Analog photography colour and black-and-white, treated with needles
2018

2.00 x 1.00 m
Print on Aluminium
2019

 

 

 

Bridge series of the Bösebrücke in Wedding. First entrance to West-Berlin. The conversation with a former soldier inspired the artist to photograph this bridge in the Bornholmer street in the Berlin locality known as Wedding.

Bösebrücke Wedding-2

60 x 30 cm
Hasselblad-Analog photography colour and black-and-white, treated with needles
2018

2.00 x 1.00 m
Print on Aluminium
2019

 

 

On this afternoon, the roads in Berlin were crowded. Every person on the road noticed the photographer: cyclists, motorists, pedestrians and especially the train conductors, who frequently saw the photographer lying down flat on the railways to take photographs from a worm’s-eye view.

Bösebrücke Wedding-3

60 x 30 cm
Hasselblad-Analog photography colour and black-and-white, treated with needles
2018

2.00 x 1.00 m
Print on Aluminium
2019

 

 

 

Thanks to the patient people of Berlin, she managed to photograph the bridge without any people on it, so she could focus entirely on the graphic interplay between the construction and the design. Because the composition consists of different photographs that are linked to each other, different perspectives are created.

Bösebrücke Wedding-4

50 x 30 cm
Hasselblad-Analog photography colour and black-and-white, treated with needles
2018

2.00 x 1.00 m
Print on Aluminium
2019

The photographs are partially cut and combined together in a collage. With specific images of places that have played an important role in the history of Berlin, she wants to present a new image. The aim is not to create a realistic image, but a composition with different perspectives, rhythms, authentic materials and steel constructions.

Bösebrücke Wedding-5

60 x 30 cm
Hasselblad-Analog photography colour and black-and-white, treated with needles
2018

2.00 x 1.00 m
Print on Aluminium
2019

Subsequently, she used her needle technique, for which she used parts of several maps of Berlin, which merge into the graffiti on the bridge or the stones alongside the concrete streets.

Bösebrücke Wedding-6

60 x 30 cm
Hasselblad-Analog photography colour and black-and-white, treated with needles
2018

2.00 x 1.00 m
Print on Aluminium
2019

Schiffshebewerk-1

60 x 30 cm
Hasselblad
2.00 x 1.00 m
Print on Aluminium
2019

 

Ship lift

The ship lift is a building
that towers over the land.
When I enter inside the steel structure,
I can see its impressive height,
the digital lines of the connecting elements,
the number of steel cables.
Between the openings of the steel panels
the landscape goes up and down.
I love this steel construction,
as it operates it sets the water in motion.

Birgit Stigter

Schiffshebewerk-2

60 x 30 cm
Hasselblad
2.00 x 1.00 m
Print on Aluminium
2019

Glienicker Brücke

30×20 m

Hasselblad-Analog photography, treated with varnish
2016

Hasselblad |  Print on Aluminium behind Acryl
1.40 x 1.20 m
2018

The Glienicke Bridge is a unique place, as it connects Berlin and Potsdam. This site represented the mutual exchange of agents form East and West during the Cold War. The bridge was in a restricted area and was completely closed to the outside world. I have photographed the bridge from different angles. I cut the pictures and then put them back together, so that the bridge takes on an entirely new structure. My focus is on finding a new perspective. The pattern and the rhythm of the structure play pivotal roles. The edited photograph exposes a surreal image thanks to the new perspective and the location of the main street, that appears to go through the water. I have cut off parts of the pillars, in order to reveal part of a wall. This symbolises the bridge and its surroundings being hermetically closed off. I hope it makes viewers wonder what it was like during the time of the fall of the Berlin Wall.

 

Light and shadows in the city -1

60 x 1.20 m
Hasselblad-Analog photography black-and-white

 

Birgit Stigter has photographed many historical places and bridges in Berlin. The bright sunlight creates new perspectives. At times, shadows pop up, revealing new graphic images/shapes on streets and walls. This is how she deepens the viewers’ perspective on things, inspiring visitors to look at things in a different way.

Light and shadows in the city -2

60 x 1.20 m
Hasselblad-Analog photography black-and-white

 

Light and shadows in the city -3

60 x 1.20 m
Hasselblad-Analog photography black-and-white