Overview participating exhibitions
Much of the fear for land mines is grounded in their invisibility. A forgotten land mine can result in victims long after armed conflict has ceased. A former battlefield where there are still known to be land mines scares people even more – an impact far greater than that of the land mine as weapon. In Israel, Bosnia and Herzegovina, and France, Simon Menner photographed existing minefields and areas still littered with unexploded mines from past conflicts. Although the threat is not visible, the landscapes lose their innocence because of it.
The intention of a sniper is to remain unseen. Within the framework of his research into the nature of terror and the mechanisms that we employ to arouse feelings of anxiety and uncertainty, Simon Menner (with the assistance of the German army) photographed snipers hiding in the landscape. Look carefully and you will see them – their weapons aimed at the camera – and thus at you.
Simon Menner (West Germany, 1978) studied at the Berlin University of the Arts under the video and installation artist Stan Douglas. Menner has shown in solo and group exhibitions at the Museum of Contemporary Photography Chicago, the Bauhaus Museum in Weimar, and the Benaki Museum in Athens, among others. Menner has received various grants and prizes for his work.
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