HANS-CHRISTIAN SCHINK

1 H

EXHIBITION Feb 2 — Apr 16, 2011

HANS-CHRISTIAN SCHINK (*1961)

3/28/2010, 6:43 am–7:43 am, S 08°27.131' E 119°52.396, 2010

gelatin silver print, printed ca. 1916

ca. 180 x 225 cm

© Hans-Christian Schink / Courtesy Kicken Berlin

HANS-CHRISTIAN SCHINK (*1961)

6/03/2008, 4:26 pm–5:26 pm, S 23°36.801' W 065°54.024', 2008

gelatin silver print

ca. 120 x 145 cm

© Hans-Christian Schink / Courtesy Kicken Berlin

HANS-CHRISTIAN SCHINK (*1961)

1/05/2010, 5:46 pm–6:46 pm, S 06° 26.486' E 039° 27.776', 2010

gelatin silver print

ca. 180 x 225 cm

© Hans-Christian Schink / Courtesy Kicken Berlin

HANS-CHRISTIAN SCHINK (*1961)

4/10/2009, 4:11 pm–5:11 pm, S 26°28.034' E 018°16.142', 2009

gelatin silver print

ca. 80 x 100 cm

© Hans-Christian Schink / Courtesy Kicken Berlin

HANS-CHRISTIAN SCHINK (*1961)

2/21/2010, 7:00 – 8:00 pm, S 38°49.042‘ E 174°34.976‘, from the portfolio '1h (southern hemisphere), 2010

gelatin silver print / only available as a group of 12

33,2 x 42,4 cm

© Hans-Christian Schink / Courtesy Kicken Berlin

HANS-CHRISTIAN SCHINK (*1961)

3/28/2010, 6:43 – 7:43 am, S 08°27.131‘ E 119°52.396‘, from the portfolio '1h (southern hemisphere), 2010

gelatin silver print / only available as a group of 12

33,2 x 42,4 cm

© Hans-Christian Schink / Courtesy Kicken Berlin

HANS-CHRISTIAN SCHINK (*1961)

4/15/2009, 7:02 – 8:02 am, S 21°50.398‘ E 015°11.352‘, from the portfolio '1h (southern hemisphere), 2009

gelatin silver print / only available as a group of 12

33,2 x 42,4 cm

© Hans-Christian Schink / Courtesy Kicken Berlin

HANS-CHRISTIAN SCHINK (*1961)

4/12/2009, 4:11 – 5:11 pm, S 21°47.094‘ E 015°39.829‘, from the portfolio '1h (southern hemisphere), 2009

gelatin silver print / only available as a group of 12

33,2 x 42,4 cm

© Hans-Christian Schink / Courtesy Kicken Berlin

HANS-CHRISTIAN SCHINK (*1961)

1/05/2010, 5:46 – 6:46 pm, S 06°26.486‘ E 039°27.776‘, from the portfolio '1h (southern hemisphere), 2010

gelatin silver print / only available as a group of 12

33,2 x 42,4 cm

© Hans-Christian Schink / Courtesy Kicken Berlin

HANS-CHRISTIAN SCHINK (*1961)

2/26/2010, 7:54 – 8:54 am, S 36°49.622‘ E 175°47.340‘, from the portfolio '1h (southern hemisphere), 2010

gelatin silver print / only available as a group of 12

33,2 x 42,4 cm

© Hans-Christian Schink / Courtesy Kicken Berlin

HANS-CHRISTIAN SCHINK (*1961)

2/20/2010, 6:53 – 7:53 am, S 37°40.831‘ E 178°32.635‘, from the portfolio '1h (southern hemisphere), 2010

gelatin silver print / only available as a group of 12

33,2 x 42,4 cm

© Hans-Christian Schink / Courtesy Kicken Berlin

HANS-CHRISTIAN SCHINK (*1961)

4/10/2009, 4:11 – 5:11 pm, S 26°28.034‘ E 018°16.142‘, from the portfolio '1h (southern hemisphere), 2009

gelatin silver print / only available as a group of 12

33,2 x 42,4 cm

© Hans-Christian Schink / Courtesy Kicken Berlin

HANS-CHRISTIAN SCHINK (*1961)

1/19/2010, 6:42 – 7:42 am, S 20°22.016‘ E 057°42.293‘, from the portfolio '1h (southern hemisphere), 2010

gelatin silver print / only available as a group of 12

33,2 x 42,4 cm

© Hans-Christian Schink / Courtesy Kicken Berlin

HANS-CHRISTIAN SCHINK (*1961)

2/04/2010, 7:22 – 8:22 pm, S 54°35.873‘ W 067°22.541‘, from the portfolio '1h (southern hemisphere), 2010

gelatin silver print / only available as a group of 12

33,2 x 42,4 cm

© Hans-Christian Schink / Courtesy Kicken Berlin

HANS-CHRISTIAN SCHINK (*1961)

1/23/2010, 6:31 – 7:31 am, S 54°48.411‘ W 068°18.032', from the portfolio '1h (southern hemisphere), 2010

gelatin silver print / only available as a group of 12

33,2 x 42,4 cm

© Hans-Christian Schink / Courtesy Kicken Berlin

HANS-CHRISTIAN SCHINK (*1961)

6/01/2008, 9:18 – 10:18 am, S 26°03.817‘ W 065°54.723‘, from the portfolio '1h (southern hemisphere), 2009

gelatin silver print / only available as a group of 12

33,2 x 42,4 cm

© Hans-Christian Schink / Courtesy Kicken Berlin

HANS-CHRISTIAN SCHINK (*1961)

2/21/2010, 7:00pm - 8pm, S 38°49.042' E 174°34.976', 2010

gelatin silver print

121 x 148 cm

© Hans-Christian Schink / Courtesy Kicken Berlin

HANS-CHRISTIAN SCHINK (*1961)

9/17/2006, 8:45 am – 9:45am, N 78°13.370’ E 015°40.024’, from the portfolio '1h (northern hemisphere), 2006

gelatin silver print / only available as a group of 12

35 x 46 cm

© Hans-Christian Schink / Courtesy Kicken Berlin

HANS-CHRISTIAN SCHINK (*1961)

6/20/2007, 7:02 am – 8:02 am, N 22°54.402’ E 005°40.083’, from the portfolio '1h (northern hemisphere), 2007

gelatin silver print / only available as a group of 12

35 x 46 cm

© Hans-Christian Schink / Courtesy Kicken Berlin

HANS-CHRISTIAN SCHINK (*1961)

7/11/2007, 5:27 pm – 6:27 pm, N 69°45.199’ E 020°29.497’, from the portfolio '1h (northern hemisphere), 2007

gelatin silver print / only available as a group of 12

35 x 46 cm

© Hans-Christian Schink / Courtesy Kicken Berlin

HANS-CHRISTIAN SCHINK (*1961)

5/03/2006, 6:04 pm – 7:04 pm, N 51°22.126’ E 012°09.310’, from the portfolio '1h (northern hemisphere), 2006

gelatin silver print / only available as a group of 12

35 x 46 cm

© Hans-Christian Schink / Courtesy Kicken Berlin

HANS-CHRISTIAN SCHINK (*1961)

2/22/2006, 7:32 am – 8:32 am, N 34°30.850’ W 117°12.266’, from the portfolio '1h (northern hemisphere), 2006

gelatin silver print / only available as a group of 12

35 x 46 cm

© Hans-Christian Schink / Courtesy Kicken Berlin

HANS-CHRISTIAN SCHINK (*1961)

2/23/2006, 4:04 pm – 5:04 pm, N 34°03.712’, W 118°20.979’, from the portfolio '1h (northern hemisphere), 2006

gelatin silver print / only available as a group of 12

35 x 46 cm

© Hans-Christian Schink / Courtesy Kicken Berlin

HANS-CHRISTIAN SCHINK (*1961)

10/28/2005, 2:03 pm – 3:03 pm, N 35°40.460’ E 139°45.243’, from the portfolio '1h (northern hemisphere), 2005

gelatin silver print / only available as a group of 12

35 x 46 cm

© Hans-Christian Schink / Courtesy Kicken Berlin

HANS-CHRISTIAN SCHINK (*1961)

5/10/2006, 6:47 am – 7:47 am, N 24°47.435’ E 055°56.493’, from the portfolio '1h (northern hemisphere), 2006

gelatin silver print / only available as a group of 12

35 x 46 cm

© Hans-Christian Schink / Courtesy Kicken Berlin

HANS-CHRISTIAN SCHINK (*1961)

1/09/2008, 4:38 pm – 5:38 pm, N 21°48.913’ E 006°30.297’, from the portfolio '1h (northern hemisphere), 2008

gelatin silver print / only available as a group of 12

35 x 46 cm

© Hans-Christian Schink / Courtesy Kicken Berlin

HANS-CHRISTIAN SCHINK (*1961)

7/27/2008, 7:07 am – 8:07 am, N 38°38.269’ E 034°49.963’, from the portfolio '1h (northern hemisphere), 2008

gelatin silver print / only available as a group of 12

35 x 46 cm

© Hans-Christian Schink / Courtesy Kicken Berlin

HANS-CHRISTIAN SCHINK (*1961)

5/12/2006, 6:44 am – 7:44 am, N 24°43.562’ E 055°57.061’, from the portfolio '1h (northern hemisphere), 2006

gelatin silver print / only available as a group of 12

35 x 46 cm

© Hans-Christian Schink / Courtesy Kicken Berlin

HANS-CHRISTIAN SCHINK (*1961)

7/14/2007 – 7/15/2007, 11:28 pm – 0:28 am, N 69° 37.661’ E 018°13.470’, from the portfolio '1h (northern hemisphere), 2007

gelatin silver print / only available as a group of 12

35 x 46 cm

© Hans-Christian Schink / Courtesy Kicken Berlin

ANONYMOUS

The Pleiades, 1910 October 29, 1910

gelatin silver print, printed ca. 1910

23,8 x 19 cm

© Public Domain / Courtesy Kicken Berlin

ANONYMOUS

Spinal Nebula M33, 1899 September 12, 1899

gelatin silver print, printed ca. 1899

18,7 x 17,2 cm

© Public Domain / Courtesy Kicken Berlin

ANONYMOUS (YERKES OBSERVATORY, CHICAGO, WISCONSIN)

N 41 The 'Ring' nebula in Lyra, gaseous, ca. 1910s-1920s

gelatin silver print, printed ca. 1910s-1920s

20,7 x 25,2 cm

© Public Domain / Courtesy Kicken Berlin

ANONYMOUS

Untitled (Moon), ca. 1898

gelatin silver print

24,5 x 20,2 cm

© Public Domain / Courtesy Kicken Berlin

ANONYMOUS (YERKES OBSERVATORY, CHICAGO, WISCONSIN)

P 45. Neptune and its satellite, ca. 1910s

gelatin silver print, printed ca. 1910s

15 x 18,2 cm

© Public Domain / Courtesy Kicken Berlin

ANONYMOUS (YERKES OBSERVATORY, CHICAGO, WISCONSIN)

P 38. Jupiter, showing change in position of four satellites. Photographed with Bruce telescope., 1916

gelatin silver print, printed ca. 1916

24,3 x 19,2 cm

© Public Domain / Courtesy Kicken Berlin

ANONYMOUS (MOUNT WILSON OBSERVATORY, CALIFORNIA)

H 16 Pluto, two views, March 22 and 23, 1930, 60- inch reflector, 1930

gelatin silver print, printed ca. 1930

19,5 x 24,5 cm

© Public Domain / Courtesy Kicken Berlin

ANONYMOUS (MOUNT WILSON OBSERVATORY, CALIFORNIA)

G 31 N.G.C. 4594, Virgo, Spiral Nebula on edge, exposure 2 1/4 hrs., May 3, 1916. 60-inch Reflector, 1916

gelatin silver print, printed ca. 1916

19,6 x 24,7 cm

© Public Domain / Courtesy Kicken Berlin

ANONYMOUS (MOUNT WILSON OBSERVATORY, CALIFORNIA)

G 18 M57, N.G.C. 6720, Lyra, Ring Nebula, exposure 45 min, July 1, 1910. 60-inch Reflector, 1910

gelatin silver print, printed ca. 1910

23,6 x 18,3 cm

© Public Domain / Courtesy Kicken Berlin

ANONYMOUS (MOUNT WILSON OBSERVATORY, CALIFORNIA)

D4 Types of Stellar Spectra. Nine types from B to N, ca. 1910s-1920s

gelatin silver print, printed ca. 1910s - 1920s

14,4 x 24,5 cm

© Public Domain / Courtesy Kicken Berlin

ANONYMOUS

Fotogramm (early experiment with sunlight), ca. 1850

saltpaper, ca. 1850

ca. 11,5 x 10 cm

© Public Domain / Courtesy Kicken Berlin

OTTO STEINERT (1915–1978)

Mond überm Dach, 1949

unique gelatin silver bromide print, printed ca. 1949

60 x 38 cm

© Nachlass Otto Steinert; Fotosammlung Folkwang Museum Essen / Courtesy Kicken Berlin

OTTO STEINERT (1915–1978)

Luminogramm I, 1952

gelatin silver bromide print, printed c. 1952

29,4 x 39,9 cm

© Nachlass Otto Steinert; Fotosammlung Folkwang Museum Essen / Courtesy Kicken Berlin

OTTO STEINERT (1915–1978)

Luminogramm II, 1952

gelatin silver bromide print, printed c. 1952

30,2 x 40,1 cm

© Nachlass Otto Steinert; Fotosammlung Folkwang Museum Essen / Courtesy Kicken Berlin

MONIKA VON BOCH (1915–1993)

Knüppelbild, 1958

gelatin silver print, printed ca. 1958, mounted on hardboard

50 x 60 cm

© VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn 2018 / Courtesy Kicken Berlin

ANONYMOUS

Untitled (Venus), ca. 1910s-1920s

gelatin silver print, printed ca. 1910s-1920s

17 x 22,7 cm

© Public Domain / Courtesy Kicken Berlin

EDWARD E. BARNARD (1857–1923)

Drift Comet, 1892 April 6 and 24, 1892

gelatin silver print, printed ca. 1892

19 x 19,2 cm

© Estate of the Artist / Courtesy Kicken Berlin

ANONYMOUS (YERKES OBSERVATORY, CHICAGO, WISCONSIN)

El Sol, ca. 1910s-1920s

gelatin silver print, printed ca. 1910s - 1920s

20 x 24,4 cm

© Public Domain / Courtesy Kicken Berlin

In its first solo exhibition of 2011 Kicken Berlin presents selected works from the series 1 h by Hans-Christian Schink. The phenomenon of true solarization, in which the light source – in this case the sun – is pictured in black rather than in white due to the physical-chemical reverse reaction to extreme overexposure, is at the heart of the series. Between 2003 and 2010 Schink sought out various locations on both the northern and southern hemispheres and recorded the sun’s course for exactly one hour. Each site created a different characteristic image in which the sun’s path appears as a dark diagonal line. The naked eye is unable to perceive the sun’s movement or the rotation of the earth; only the camera’s eye, open for a specific length of time, can affix the trace of light on the analog black-and-white film.
In the series 1 h Schink develops the representation of the landscape in experimental and nonetheless genuinely photographic ways. In precise experimental procedures simply titled according to the latitude and longitude, length of exposure, and date, the trace of light inscribes itself onto the image.
Schink alludes to American photographer Minor White’s photograph Black Sun from 1955, in which solarization was coincidentally produced, as well as the historical works of Hermann Krone, who captured the characteristic black bar of the sun’s path as early as 1888. Schink’s images recall the standards of objective, scientific documentation, travel photography, and the attempt to visually represent the invisible. The positive reception of these aspects has led the artist into contemporary discussions of Measuring the World – after Daniel Kehlmann’s novel – in both the arts and in science. The works also take up the question of time, which seems simultaneously stopped and yet elapsing due to the long exposure. Schink also tackled the topic of the landscape as a space-time continuum in his earlier works, objectively documented, large- format color photographs. Hatje Cantz published a comprehensive book of the 1 h series in 2010.