Structures and systems of order are the predominant themes of Berlin based artist Menno Aden, known for his cartographic photographic works. Aden's photo series deal topographically and analytically with our built environment.

Room Portraits

Interiors of real living and working spaces from an unusual perspective. It seems as if someone has lifted the ceiling and replaced it with a scanner. In fact, the photographs consist of up to a hundred individual shots taken with a remote control and then digitally assembled.

One associates doll's houses and at the same time thinks of surveillance. Aden systematically plays through the notion of surveillance to show the voyeuristic trend that is increasingly becoming mainstream in today's surveillance capitalism.

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Public Rooms

Unitled (Box I) 2011<br>C-Print<br>40 x 40 cm (15.7 x 15.7 in.)
Unitled (Box I) 2011
C-Print
40 x 40 cm (16 x 16 in.)
Unitled (Box I) 2011
C-Print
40 x 40 cm (16 x 16 in.)
Unitled (Box VII) 2011<br>C-Print<br>40 x 40 cm (15.7 x 15.7 in.)
Unitled (Box VII) 2011
C-Print
40 x 40 cm (16 x 16 in.)
Unitled (Box VII) 2011
C-Print
40 x 40 cm (16 x 16 in.)
Unitled (Box VI) 2011<br>C-Print<br>40 x 40 cm (16 x 16 in.)
Unitled (Box VI) 2011
C-Print
40 x 40 cm (16 x 16 in.)
Unitled (Box VI) 2011
C-Print
40 x 40 cm (16 x 16 in.)
Unitled (Box V) 2011 40 x 40 cm (15.7 x 15.7 in.)
Unitled (Box V) 2011 40 x 40 cm (15.7 x 15.7 in.)
Unitled (Box V) 2011 40 x 40 cm (15.7 x 15.7 in.)
Unitled (Box IV) 2011<br>C-Print<br>40 x 40 cm (15.7 x 15.7 in.)
Unitled (Box IV) 2011
C-Print
40 x 40 cm (15.7 x 15.7 in.)
Unitled (Box IV) 2011
C-Print
40 x 40 cm (15.7 x 15.7 in.)
Unitled (Box III) 2011<br>C-Print<br>40 x 40 cm (16 x 16 in.)
Unitled (Box III) 2011
C-Print
40 x 40 cm (16 x 16 in.)
Unitled (Box III) 2011
C-Print
40 x 40 cm (16 x 16 in.)
Unitled (Box II) 2011<br>C-Print<br>40 x 40 cm (16 x 16 in.)
Unitled (Box II) 2011
C-Print
40 x 40 cm (16 x 16 in.)
Unitled (Box II) 2011
C-Print
40 x 40 cm (16 x 16 in.)
Unitled (Box I) 2011<br>C-Print<br>40 x 40 cm (16 x 16 in.)
Unitled (Box I) 2011
C-Print
40 x 40 cm (16 x 16 in.)
Unitled (Box I) 2011
C-Print
40 x 40 cm (16 x 16 in.)

Private Rooms

Untitled (Kitchen II) 2008, 111 x 80 cm (44 x 32 in.)
Untitled (Kitchen II) 2008
C-Print, Diasec
111 x 80 cm (44 x 32 in.)
Untitled (Kitchen II) 2008
C-Print, Diasec
111 x 80 cm (44 x 32 in.)
Untitled (Anonymous I) 2008, 102 x 80 cm (40 x 32 in.)
Untitled (Anonymous I) 2008
C-Print, Diasec
102 x 80 cm (40 x 32 in.)
Untitled (Anonymous I) 2008, 102 x 80 cm (40 x 32 in.)
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Untitled (Anonymous II) 2008<br>C-Print<br>100 x 134 cm (39 x 53 in.)
Untitled (Anonymous II) 2008
C-Print
100 x 134 cm (39 x 53 in.)
Untitled (Anonymous II) 2008
C-Print
100 x 134 cm (39 x 53 in.)
Untitled (Lift) 2009<br>C-Print<br>70 x 91 cm (28 x 36 in.)
Untitled (Lift) 2009
C-Print
70 x 91 cm (28 x 36 in.)
Untitled (Lift) 2009
C-Print
70 x 91 cm (28 x 36 in.)
Untitled (Dentist), 2009, 100 x 128 cm (39 x 50 in.)
Untitled (Dentist), 2009
C-Print, Diasec
100 x 128 cm (39 x 50 in.)
Untitled (Dentist), 2009, 100 x 128 cm (39 x 50 in.)
Untitled (G.S. I) 2006, 70 x 50 cm (27 x 20 in.)
Untitled (G.S. I) 2006
C-Print, Diasec
70 x 50 cm (27 x 20 in.)
Untitled (G.S. I) 2006, 70 x 50 cm (27 x 20 in.)
Untitled (Basement Garage) 2008<br>C-Print<br>60 x 120 cm (39 x 47 in.)
Untitled (Basement Garage) 2008
C-Print
60 x 120 cm (39 x 47 in.)
Untitled (Basement Garage) 2008
C-Print
60 x 120 cm (39 x 47 in.)
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Untitled (O.W.) 2009, 100 x 145 cm (39 x 57 in.)
Untitled (O.W.) 2009
C-Print, Diasec
100 x 145 cm (39 x 57 in.)
Untitled (O.W.) 2009, 100 x 145 cm (39 x 57 in.)
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Untitled (Kitchen III) 2008<br>C-Print<br>90 x 127 cm (36 x 50 in.)
Untitled (Kitchen III) 2008
C-Print
90 x 127 cm (36 x 50 in.)
Untitled (Kitchen III) 2008
C-Print
90 x 127 cm (36 x 50 in.)
Untitled (Kitchen I) 2008<br>C-Print<br>108 x 90 cm (43 x 36 in.)
Untitled (Kitchen I) 2008
C-Print
108 x 90 cm (43 x 36 in.)
Untitled (Kitchen I) 2008
C-Print
108 x 90 cm (43 x 36 in.)
Untitled (M.O.) 2007<br>C-Print<br>110 x 127 cm (43 x 50 in.)
Untitled (M.O.) 2007
C-Print
110 x 127 cm (43 x 50 in.)
Untitled (M.O.) 2007
C-Print
110 x 127 cm (43 x 50 in.)
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Untitled (S.E.) 2008<br>C-Print<br>100 x 166 cm (39 x 65 in.)
Untitled (S.E.) 2008
C-Print
100 x 166 cm (39 x 65 in.)
Untitled (S.E.) 2008
C-Print
100 x 166 cm (39 x 65 in.)
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Untitled (G.S. II) 2006, 70 x 50 cm (27 x 20 in.)
Untitled (G.S. II) 2006
C-Print, Diasec
70 x 50 cm (27 x 20 in.)
Untitled (G.S. II) 2006, 70 x 50 cm (27 x 20 in.)
Untitled (Operating Room) 2008<br>C-Print<br>80 x 129 cm (32 x 51 in.)
Untitled (Operating Room) 2008
C-Print
80 x 129 cm (32 x 51 in.)
Untitled (Operating Room) 2008
C-Print
80 x 129 cm (32 x 51 in.)
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Untitled (Car I) 2008<br>C-Print<br>60 x 101 cm (39 x 40 in.)
Untitled (Car I) 2008
C-Print
60 x 101 cm (39 x 40 in.)
Untitled (Car I) 2008
C-Print
60 x 101 cm (39 x 40 in.)
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Selected Works

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Over HeadProject type

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Devices

 

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Room Portraits


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Composition

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Assembly Lines

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Over Head

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Tracks and Fields

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Tubes

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Panel Flats

Menno Aden Studio

mail@mennoaden.com 

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