Maciej Markowicz

EVENTS

[2boats] coffee with…

Fri 15.06.2018
11.00 - 12.00

[2BOATS] coffee with…

Sun 10.06.2018
11.00 - 12.00

[2BOATS] coffee with…

Thu 14.06.2018
11.00 - 12.00

[2BOATS] coffee with…

Mon 11.06.2018
11.00 - 12.00

[2BOATS] coffee with…

Sat 09.06.2018
11.00 - 12.00

[2BOATS] Open House

Thu 14.06.2018
15.00 - 17.00

[2BOATS] Open House

Wed 13.06.2018
15.00 - 17.00

[2BOATS] Open House

Tue 12.06.2018
15.00 - 17.00

[2BOATS] Open House

Sun 10.06.2018
15.00 - 17.00

[2BOATS] Open House

Sat 09.06.2018
15.00 - 17.00

[2BOATS] @ Triennial of Photography Hamburg

Thu 07.06.2018
11.00 - 00.00

[2BOATS] Coffee with …

Sun 12.11.2017
11.00 - open

Artist Talk Maciej Markowicz

Sat 11.11.2017
15.00 - open

[2BOATS] Coffee with …

Sat 11.11.2017
11.00 - open

[2BOATS] Coffee with …

Fri 10.11.2017
11.00 - 14.00

[2BOATS] Paris Opening

Thu 09.11.2017
18.00 - 20.00

[2BOATS] AMSTERDAM

Sun 24.09.2017
10.00 - 18.00

[2BOATS] AMSTERDAM

Sat 23.09.2017
10.00 - 18.00

[2BOATS] Amsterdam

Fri 22.09.2017
10.00 - 18.00

[2BOATS] SHIP LAUNCH EVENT

Thu 17.08.2017
17.00 - open

BIO

“I am a Polish photographer and designer based in Berlin. Since 2015 I am working full time on The Moving Camera Project in which I use mobilized camera obscuras (Latin for “dark room”) to examine the everyday dynamics of WATER and URBAN LIFE. After spending 2 years 2015-17 driving around New York City with van-turned-camera, I am currently cruising through Europe inside the floating camera: that is my photographic laboratory to investigate the relentless forces of waters [moving water landscape]. Having the long-term passion for the medium and its materials, I explore the limits of photographic expression by exposing images directly onto large-scale sheets of color photographic paper, creating direct-negative images without film or digital technology. Each photograph made is one and only unique artwork.

2BOATS artist Maciej and his artwork

Maciej Markowicz at the studio with one of his paper negatives from New York City. © Phillip Reed

Floating Camera Concept and Inspiration:
I have been dreaming about the floating camera since 2012 and the antiquarian process of the camera obscura (from Latin “dark room”) has long fascinated me. As photographer and designer, I have a strong interest in the energy of space and the power of light. There is something utterly beautiful about being in the pitch black room and after few minutes start seeing something you wouldn’t think is there. The idea of seeing what’s beneath has always interested me.

The concept of the floating camera [obscuraboat] came to me one day when I was swimming. My swimming is solitary, therapeutical Zen, when everything else is left behind, only the relationship between myself and the water is present. I take a simple dive into the inner discovery, focusing on the movements of my body and the water. And in that moment I really find a time…allowing my mind to wonder.” Maciej Marcowicz

The Obscuraboat in Berlin

Floating Camera at River Spree, Berlin. Concept sketch for Übermut Project and Triennial of Photography Hamburg. Courtesy: Maciej Markowicz

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