Klaus W. Eisenlohr

Klaus W. Eisenlohr received his MA in photography, filmmaking and conceptual projects from University of the Arts Berlin in 1996. He further received an MFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, USA. He was part-time faculty member at University of the Arts Berlin, Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art in Dundee and The School of the Art Institute of Chicago, and he is now working as a freelanced artist and filmmaker based in Berlin.

During his residency at HIAP, the artist will work on his ongoing project Familiar Spaces. He will explore public places and urban space in the metropolitan area of Helsinki, aiming at a depiction of potential social and architectural constructions of urban space.

Familiar Spaces is a project that visually investigates the shape of the urban space. As a reaction to his project Slow Space in Chicago, USA and his experience of living and working in this wide spread city, Klaus W. Eisenlohr has become interested in the larger metropolitan areas of European Cities: the development of cities, the shape of the European city at the beginning of the 21st century and especially the public space these larger urban areas provide.

Klaus W. Eisenlohr will show the work completed during his residency in an exhibition at HIAP Project Room on 5th – 20th December 2006.