Mario Brand is studying Photography and Media (B.A) since 2010 at the Department of Design of the University of applied Sciences in Bielefeld.
In 2013 he had exhibited his work at the “SiFest-Savignano Immagini” Photofestival in Savignano sul Rubicone in Italy. “Storyteller” were shown in the Magazine “Photonews” in April 2014.
This is a series of pictures of so-called film-plates which were used for 14 years in a big Multiplex-Cinema until March of 2013. These plates transported the analogue 35mm-Film by rotation to the film-projectors which are not in use there anymore. What we see on these pictures are the scratches made by the projectionists who worked there and we also see the patina which was left by the analogue material.
All of this is gone. The plates, the films and even the projectionists were replaced by an all-digital workflow which leaves no traces at all. Although the date of replacement is just 20 months ago, the objects look archaic.
For me, the pictures show the uniqueness and beauty of handmade work and the traces left by this work and by the physically existing films. One can also imagine the 1000’s of movies which were shown in this cinema.
These are pictures of change. But the “Aura” of ancient times is still existing.