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.

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 dollhouses and at the same time thinks of surveillance.  

With his series Room Portraits, Aden touches on the themes of surveillance and voyeurism, which are becoming increasingly mainstream these days, in an era of "surveillance capitalism", a term coined by economist Shoshana Zuboff.

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Private Rooms

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Untitled (G.S. I) 2006
C-Print, Diasec
70 x 50 cm (27 x 20 in.)
Menno-Aden-Untitled-GS-I-2006
Untitled (G.S. II) 2006
C-Print, Diasec
70 x 50 cm (27 x 20 in.)
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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 (S.E.) 2008, 100 x 166 cm (39 x 65 in.)
Untitled (S.E.) 2008
C-Print, Diasec
100 x 166 cm (39 x 65 in.)
Untitled (M.O.) 2007, 110 x 127 cm (43 x 50 in.)
Untitled (M.O.) 2007
C-Print, Diasec
110 x 127 cm (43 x 50 in.)
Untitled (Kitchen III) 2008, 90 x 127 cm (36 x 50 in.)
Untitled (Kitchen III) 2008
C-Print, Diasec
90 x 127 cm (36 x 50 in.)
Untitled (D.A.) 2005, 50 x 63 cm (20 x 24 in.)
Untitled (D.A.) 2005
C-Print, Diasec
50 x 63 cm (20 x 24 in.)
Untitled (Anonymous II) 2008, 100 x 134 cm (39 x 53 in.)
Untitled (Anonymous II) 2008
C-Print, Diasec
100 x 134 cm (39 x 53 in.)
Untitled (Kitchen I) 2008, 108 x 90 cm (43 x 36 in.)
Untitled (Kitchen I) 2008
C-Print, Diasec
108 x 90 cm (43 x 36 in.)
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.)

Public Rooms

Untitled (Shoe Shop) 2009, 100 x 118 cm (39 x 47 in.)
Untitled (Shoe Shop) 2009
C-Print, Diasec
100 x 118 cm (39 x 47 in.)
Untitled (Corner Shop II) 2011, 120 x 100 cm (47 x 39 in.)
Untitled (Corner Shop II) 2011
C-Print, Diasec
120 x 100 cm (47 x 39 in.)
Untitled (Corner Shop III) 2017, 120 x 100 cm (47 x 39 in.)
Untitled (Corner Shop III) 2017
C-Print, Diasec
120 x 100 cm (47 x 39 in.)
Untitled (Corner Shop) 2008, 140 x 176 cm (55 x 69 in.)
Untitled (Corner Shop) 2008
C-Print, Diasec
140 x 176 cm (55 x 69 in.)
Untitled (Classroom) 2010, 178 x 140 cm (70 x 55 in.)
Untitled (Classroom) 2010
C-Print, Diasec
178 x 140 cm (70 x 55 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 (Operating Room) 2008, 80 x 129 cm (32 x 51 in.)
Untitled (Operating Room) 2008
C-Print, Diasec
80 x 129 cm (32 x 51 in.)
Untitled (Bar) 2011, 90 x 160 cm (35 x 63 in.)
Untitled (Bar) 2011
C-Print, Diasec
90 x 160 cm (35 x 63 in.)
Untitled (Subway) 2010, 50 x 200 cm (20 x 79 in.)
Untitled (Subway) 2010
C-Print, Diasec
50 x 200 cm (20 x 79 in.)

Photo Booth

Unitled (Box I) 2011 40 x 40 cm (15.7 x 15.7 in.)
Unitled (Box I) 2011
C-Print, Diasec
40 x 40 cm (15.7 x 15.7 in.)
Unitled (Box VII) 2011 40 x 40 cm (15.7 x 15.7 in.)
Unitled (Box VII) 2011
C-Print, Diasec
40 x 40 cm (15.7 x 15.7 in.)
Unitled (Box VI) 2011 40 x 40 cm (15.7 x 15.7 in.)
Unitled (Box VI) 2011
C-Print, Diasec
40 x 40 cm (15.7 x 15.7 in.)
Unitled (Box IV) 2011 40 x 40 cm (15.7 x 15.7 in.)
Unitled (Box IV) 2011
C-Print, Diasec
40 x 40 cm (15.7 x 15.7 in.)
Unitled (Box II) 2011 40 x 40 cm (15.7 x 15.7 in.)
Unitled (Box II) 2011
C-Print, Diasec
40 x 40 cm (15.7 x 15.7 in.)
Unitled (Box I) 2011 40 x 40 cm (15.7 x 15.7 in.)
Unitled (Box I) 2011
C-Print, Diasec
40 x 40 cm (15.7 x 15.7 in.)
Unitled (Box III) 2011 40 x 40 cm (15.7 x 15.7 in.)
Unitled (Box III) 2011
C-Print, Diasec
40 x 40 cm (15.7 x 15.7 in.)

Lifts

Untitled (Lift IV) 2011, 70 x 91 cm (28 x 36 in.)
Untitled (Lift IV) 2011
C-Print, Diasec
70 x 91 cm (28 x 36 in.)
Untitled (Lift) 2009, 70 x 91 cm (28 x 36 in.)
Untitled (Lift) 2009
C-Print, Diasec
70 x 91 cm (28 x 36 in.)
Untitled (Lift III) 2011, 70 x 91 cm (28 x 36 in.)
Untitled (Lift III) 2011
C-Print, Diasec
70 x 91 cm (28 x 36 in.)

Basement Garage

Untitled (Basement V) 2011, 110 x 110 cm (43 x 43 in.)
Untitled (Basement V) 2011
C-Print, Diasec
110 x 110 cm (43 x 43 in.)
Untitled (Basement II) 2011, 110 x 110 cm (43 x 43 in.)
Untitled (Basement II) 2011
C-Print, Diasec
110 x 110 cm (43 x 43 in.)
Untitled (Basement III) 2011, 110 x 110 cm (43 x 43 in.)
Untitled (Basement III) 2011
C-Print, Diasec
110 x 110 cm (43 x 43 in.)
Untitled (Basement IV) 2011, 110 x 110 cm (43 x 43 in.)
Untitled (Basement IV) 2011
C-Print, Diasec
110 x 110 cm (43 x 43 in.)
Untitled (Basement Garage) 2008, 60 x 120 cm (39 x 47 in.)
Untitled (Basement Garage) 2008
C-Print, Diasec
60 x 120 cm (39 x 47 in.)
Untitled (Arrow) 2011, 100 x 130 cm (39 x 51 in.)
Untitled (Arrow) 2011
C-Print, Diasec
100 x 130 cm (39 x 51 in.)
Untitled (Car) 2008, 60 x 101 cm (39 x 40 in.)
Untitled (Car) 2008
C-Print, Diasec
60 x 101 cm (39 x 40 in.)

Menno Aden Studio
10435 Berlin
mail@mennoaden.com 


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