oil on canvas, 85 x 155 cm, 2021
oil on canvas, 140 x 120 cm, 2020
oil on canvas, 190 x 290 cm, 2021
pastel on paper,
39 x 29 cm, 2021
velour carpet, aluminium frame, acrylic glass, 230 x 375 x 12 cm, 2018
It is the 31.12.1976, 1.41 pm.
This is the moment when I was born, in a tiled room on the first floor of a corner building on Robert-Weixler-Straße 9 in Kempten in the Allgäu. No one took photographs in the delivery room at that moment.
The absence of these pictures became the catalyst for a reconstruction four decades later. All available information was compiled using 3D software, imagining the delivery room as a sundial to messure the convergence of siet and instant. In the virtual space, a digital sun shines onto the reconstruction: the light penetrates the room just as it did on that day at that time.
velour carpet, brass frame, acrylic glass, 100 x 140 x 6 cm, 2019
Am 28. Februar 2017 bin ich von Düsseldorf aus mit meinem Auto los, hinten im Anhänger mit dabei das Bild mit Rahmenkonstruktion und Beleuchtung.
… the photographs from the delivery room don’t provide memories but only vague images. Das Licht der Welt (The Light of the World) attempts a ‘Total Recall’, it tries to restore confusing visual impressions through a reconstruction of the place – but in doing so, only conceals the actual subjective experience. It can generally … be stated that there is a strange ontological tone of reality that overlays much of Tobias Hantmann’s work, something that Helmut Lethen so aptly described in terms of the photographic: „the photographic object, cut off from the world, allies itself with the loneliness of the subject.“ Therefore it is …