Structures and systems of order are the predominant themes of Berlin based artist Menno Aden (*1972, Weener), known for his cartographic photographic works. Aden's photo series deal topographically and analytically with our built environment. Although mostly absent, his works always show traces of the human being.

Assembly Lines

A system of horizontal lines into which the gestures of industrial robots have inscribed themselves. For the series Assembly Lines, Menno Aden uses a scanner, as used in industry for quality control, to record movements of robots, making visible data that is usually read out only by machine. The images become uncanny machine portraits from the perspective of another machine.

The series refers to the "Outdatedness of Human Beings" in the modern working environment, which was already recognized by the philosopher Günther Anders in the 1950s.

Exhibition view Assembly Lines, LAGE EGAL, 2020

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YuMi IRB 14000 17, 2020 30 x 30 cm (11.8 x 11.8 in.)

YuMi IRB 14000 17, 2020 30 x 30 cm (11.8 x 11.8 in.)

YuMi IRB 14000 18, 2020 30 x 30 cm (11.8 x 11.8 in.)

YuMi IRB 14000 18, 2020, 30 x 30 cm (11.8 x 11.8 in.)

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YuMi IRB 14000 15, 2020, 30 x 30 cm (11.8 x 11.8 in.)

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YuMi IRB 14000 16, 2020, 30 x 30 cm (11.8 x 11.8 in.)

YuMi IRB 14000 01, 2020, 100 x 250 cm (39.3 x 98.4 in.)

YuMi IRB 14000 01, 2020, 100 x 250 cm (39.3 x 98.4 in.)

YuMi IRB 14000 08, 2020, 30 x 40 cm (11.8 x 15.7 in.)

YuMi IRB 14000 08, 2020, 30 x 40 cm (11.8 x 15.7 in.)

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YuMi IRB 14000 07, 2020, 30 x 40 cm (11.8 x 15.7 in.)

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YuMi IRB 14000 10, 2020, 30 x 40 cm (11.8 x 15.7 in.)

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YuMi IRB 14000 11, 2020 30 x 40 cm (11.8 x 15.7 in.)

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YuMi IRB 14000 12, 2020 30 x 40 cm (11.8 x 15.7 in.)

YuMi IRB 14000 10, 2020, 30 x 40 cm (11.8 x 15.7 in.)

YuMi IRB 14000 10, 2020, 30 x 40 cm (11.8 x 15.7 in.)

YuMi IRB 14000 10, 2020, 30 x 40 cm (11.8 x 15.7 in.)

YuMi IRB 14000 10, 2020, 30 x 40 cm (11.8 x 15.7 in.)

YuMi IRB 14000 08, 2020 30 x 40 cm (11.8 x 15.7 in.)

YuMi IRB 14000 08, 2020 30 x 40 cm (11.8 x 15.7 in.)

YuMi IRB 14000 09, 2020, 30 x 40 cm (11.8 x 15.7 in.)

YuMi IRB 14000 09, 2020, 30 x 40 cm (11.8 x 15.7 in.)

YuMi IRB 14000 03, 2020 50 x 50 cm (19.7 x 19.7 in.)

YuMi IRB 14000 03, 2020, 50 x 50 cm (19.7 x 19.7 in.)

MENNO ADEN STUDIO
10435 Berlin
mail@mennoaden.com 


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