Philine Sollman (b. 1978 in Ulm, Germany) studied at Academy of Visual Arts, Saarbrücken, Germany , the Escola Massana, Barcelona, Spain and Kunsthochschule Berlin Weißensee – MA in Space Strategies. Sollman obtained several scholarships ( Scholarship of the University – Science-Programme, Media Art Scholarship of Nordrhein-Westfahlen, Scholarship of the Akademie der Künste Berlin ) and participated in various international workshops and residencies ( Artist in Residence, Hangar, Barcelona, Spain, Residency, kunst:raum Sylt -Quelle, Germany etc.) Her artistic medium concentrates mostly on photography and video. She works and lives in Berlin.
Inkjet print | 42 x 42 cm| 2007, Inkjet print |32 x 42 cm| 2007
The Aluminum House is located at the edge of the so-called Hansa District in Berlin-Mitte, a building which has stood empty for many years. Through the processes of an ever-changing city, the Aluminum House — like so many other buildings — fell victim to neglect and vacancy. Supposedly there are no plans to tear it down, though there are likewise no announcements concerning its temporary use or conversion. It is decaying. This compilation of photos examines the inner and outer structures of this process of decay.