Jeremy Woolf – Building Memory
April 18 - April 30, 2018
Opening Reception: Wednesday, April 18, from 7-9pm.
Jeremy Woolf – Building Memory

The Building Memory project arose as an inquiry into family memory following the death of my parents. I traced my family history throughout Western and Eastern Europe, ultimately ending at the Belzec death camp in eastern Poland, adjacent to the border with Belarus. 

My formal training and years of practice as an Architect have informed my photography – which is strongly architectural. I became fascinated with the idea of collective memory and affect, in particular reference to buildings connected with the period of fascism: Do these buildings today have a resonance? How do the people in them now react, and are they aware of the history, often violent, associated with these structures? Are the users affected or oblivious to it? The dichotomy and tension between beauty and horror – producing technically beautiful images of horrific subjects is fascinating.  

– Jeremy Woolf

1936 Olympic Stadium Berlin Germany
1936 Olympic Stadium, Berlin, Germany
edition of 5 + AP
archival inkjet print
2012
17 x 22 inches

 

 

 

Birkenau Death Gate OswiecimBrzezinka Poland
Birkenau Death Gate, Oswiecim-Brzezinka, Poland
edition of 5 + AP
archival inkjet print
2014
17 x 22 inches

 

 

 

Guard Tower Majdanek Concentration Camp Lublin Poland
Guard Tower, Majdanek Concentration Camp, Lublin, Poland
edition of 5 + AP
archival inkjet print
2014
17 x 22 inches

 

 

 

Suitcases Oswiecim Poland
Suitcases, Oswiecim, Poland
edition of 5 + AP
archival inkjet print
2014
17 x 22 inches

 

 

 

Wall Detail 2 Belzec Memorial Belzec Poland
Wall Detail 2, Belzec Memorial, Belzec, Poland
edition of 5 + AP
archival inkjet print
2015
17 x 22 inches

 

 

 

Marchers OswiecimBrzezinka Poland
Marchers, Oswiecim-Brzezinka, Poland
edition of 10 + AP
archival inkjet print
2014
17 x 22 inches

 

 

 

Gas Canisters Oswiecim Poland
Gas Canisters, Oswiecim, Poland
edition of 5 + AP
archival inkjet print
2014
17 x 22 inches

 

 

 

Barrack 10 Oranienburg Germany
Barrack 10, Oranienburg, Germany
edition of 5 + AP
archival inkjet print
2012
21.5 x 27.5 inches

 

 

 

Reich Ministry of Finance Berlin Germany
Reich Ministry of Finance, Berlin, Germany
edition of 5 + AP
archival inkjet print
2013
17 x 22 inches

 

 

 

Memorial Wall Plotzensee Prison  Berlin Germany
Memorial Wall, Plotzensee Prison, Berlin, Germany
edition of 5 + AP
archival inkjet print
2012
17 x 22 inches

 

 

 

House of the Wannsee Conference Berlin Germany
House of the Wannsee Conference, Berlin, Germany
edition of 5 + AP
archival inkjet print
2012
17 x 22 inches

 

 

 

Bundestag Berlin Germany
Bundestag, Berlin, Germany
edition of 10 + AP
archival inkjet print
2013
21.5 x 27.5 inches

 

 

 

Gate Detail Arbeit Macht Frei Oranienburg Germany
Gate Detail: Arbeit Macht Frei, Oranienburg Germany
edition of 5 + AP
archival inkjet print
2012
21.5 x 27.5 inches

 

 

 

Sachsenhausen Gatehouse Oranienburg Germany
Sachsenhausen Gatehouse, Oranienburg Germany
edition of 5 + AP
archival inkjet print
2012
21.5 x 27.5 inches

 

 

 

Wall Detail Belzec Memorial Belzec Poland
Wall Detail, Belzec Memorial, Belzec, Poland
edition of 5 + AP
archival inkjet print
2015
17 x 22 inches

 

 

 

Anhalter Bahnhof Berlin Germany
Anhalter Bahnhof, Berlin, Germany
edition of 5 + AP
archival inkjet print
2012
17 x 22 inches