My work is about combining contemporary mobile phone photography with the ancient technique of weaving. By cutting two prints of one photograph and interweaving them, sometimes combined with other materials such as mirror foils, velvet and other fabrics, I transform the original, reproducible image into a unique object with a three dimensional surface and haptical features. The structure of the weave plays an important role as it changes the object’s perception with every change in the light source or the viewer’s standpoint.
The material I work with is autobiographical and strongly linked to Berlin’s techno scene. All images are taken with the very simple 2mp-camera of an old Nokia mobile phones, always without flash. The outcome of the photographs is rough, grainy and charged with loud colours and therefore reflects the drive, the euphories and depressions of the city’s long nights congenially.
Adam Geary describes my work in the pocket size photo book „berlinoir“ as follows:
“Sebastian Klug started using photography whilst studying architecture and since 2008 has exhibited widely. His work has been shown as a Highlight at the European Month of Photography Festival in Berlin during 2010 and across venues in various cities including Venice, Amsterdam, Helsinki, Copenhagen, Munich, London, Chicago and Detroit.
Using a Nokia 6300 mobile phone at low light levels, Klug create an atmospheric visual diary that mixes the grain, noise and strange colours of his phone’s pictures, with that of his nocturnal encounters. The people he photographs float like ghosts, leaving small traces of their existence as they journey through the night.”