12 SEP 2020—23 JAN 2021
In her work, Felicity Hammond confronts the social, political, and economic contradictions of the postmodern city, which is steered by power struggles between international real estate companies, profit—driven investors, and gentrification critics. Her large—scale collages combine found images from glossy real estate brochures with her own photographs. Advertising’s bold promises meet postindustrial mise—en—scènes formed of car tires, construction debris, bags of plaster, wooden pallets, and abandoned materials from large—scale construction sites.
C/O Berlin presents Hammond’s key works in a new constellation: collages and sculptural objects are displayed alongside an installation that draws attention to the chroma key process employed in film and photographic technology, used to digitally remove greenscreen backgrounds, which are replaced by other images for advertising pamphlets and posters. The exhibition is Hammond’s first solo show in Germany and has been co-produced with Kunsthal Extra City, Antwerp. The exhibition is supported by C/O Berlin Friends.