Die Dinge des Lebens / "Les choses de la vie"
In "The Things of Life", a series of photographs begun in 1993, Martin Mlecko documents a quiet dialogue between him and the objects that surround him in his home and studio. They represent "mutual experience" or a story: are they the source of an emotional relationship to an inanimate object?
In his black-and-white photographs, portrayed as still lifes, Mlecko creates powerful images that answer this question and allow us to participate in his study of his personal aesthetic relationships. The brief and direct narrative elucidates biographical information, animating the objects.