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Cyrill Lachauer

Fire Fall, 2020

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Cyrill Lachauer

Cyrill Lachauer uses photography, projection, film, and text to shape a powerful dialog that penetrates our understanding of culture and landscape. A German native with a background in ethnology, Lachauer’s narratives are woven from encounters during his own extensive travels. Yet his intimate gaze opens up far more complex structures that lie behind the “tourist’s-eye view.” Through the quotational incorporation of other artists’ work, Lachauer seems to function like a prism, revealing a spectrum of experience that runs through the centuries of socio-political meaning ascribed to our own presence within our geography.

Born in Rosenheim, Germany in 1979, Lachauer studied directing, ethnology and art in Munich and Berlin. His recent solo exhibitions have taken place at the Galleria Mario Iannelli in Rome in 2019 and the Berlinische Galerie in 2017. In October 2020, his exhibition I am not sea, I am not land opened at Munich’s Haus der Kunst as part of collaboration with the renowned Sammlung Goetz.

Cyrill Lachauer uses photography, projection, film, and text to shape a powerful dialog that penetrates our understanding of culture and landscape. A German native with a background in ethnology, Lachauer’s narratives are woven from encounters during his own extensive travels. Yet his intimate gaze opens up far more complex structures that lie behind the “tourist’s-eye view.” Through the quotational in […] more

Fire Fall, 2020

“This is paradise,” a woman’s voice whispers as a fire begins to fall over a mountainside in California’s Yosemite National Park: A limited photographic print exclusive to Amazing Editions, Lachauer’s Fire Fall freezes this striking moment borrowed from the 1954 film The Caine Mutiny and makes it a collectible piece of this rising artist’s 2020 exhibition in collaboration with Sammlung Goetz.

Exhibited as a projection adjacent to his 16mm film Moon and Half Dome (Greetings to Muir and Adams)—a quotation of Ansel Adams’ photographic work in Yosemite that replaces the moon with the quarter coin depicting naturalist John Muir—Fire Fall literally shows a now-retired tradition of pushing a bonfire over Yosemite’s Glacier Point, a spectacle of elemental contrast to the park’s many waterfalls. Brought into Lachauer’s penetrative dialog, however, the image expands into an exploration of generations of Western culture’s appropriation of the American West, from megalomaniacal interventions with the land itself to the efforts of artists who have sought to unravel the region’s magic.

“This is paradise,” a woman’s voice whispers as a fire begins to fall over a mountainside in California’s Yosemite National Park: A limited photographic print exclusive to Amazing Editions, Lachauer’s Fire Fall freezes this striking moment borrowed from the 1954 film The Caine Mutiny and makes it a collectible piece of this rising artist’s 2020 […] more

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Cyrill Lachauer
Fire Fall, 2020

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40 x 27 cm

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30 + 3 AP with signed and numbered certificate

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