Mirjam Tölke’s pictures are poetry: complex, surreal, subtle and profoundly feminine. Some of the collages seem to “rhyme”; others assemble layer upon layer, sentence upon sentence, at times fading into infinity.
"I take everything out of context, rearrange it, reconfigure loose pieces, mix materials and techniques, create a new order out of the chaos of abundance. I am a rambler, spend most of my time in the city and love studying people, places, gestures and movements. Nature gives me the horizon in front of which all parts come together."
Miriam Tölke, 2019.
The young Berlin artist joined the roster of photographers represented by the Bildhalle in late 2019 and has already made a successful appearance in two group shows. We had planned more extensive presentations at the Paper Position Berlin in May and at Photo Basel in June 2020.
Instead, we have the pleasure of announcing a one-minute video, which Tölke produced for us with filmmaker Britt Dunse, about her work and life in the studio at Uckermark, where she retired in the wake of the Corona crisis.
Take a look at the one-minute video: