BOARDS THAT SIGNIFY THE WORLD 2017-03-08T10:48:10+00:00

BOARDS THAT SIGNIFY THE WORLD

Robert Mertens / Heidi Mertens:
Exhibition at the »Grosses Festspielhaus« of the Salzburg Festival 2016

In cooperation with Leica Gallery Salzburg

Final Applaus for Fidelio with Jonas Kaufmann 2016 / Salzburg Festival 2016

FINAL APPLAUSE FOR »FIDELIO« WITH JONAS KAUFMANN 2015

Set change after the performance of Fidelio / Salzburg Festival 2016

SET CHANGE AFTER THE PERFORMANCE OF »FIDELIO«

LEICA EXHIBITION OPENING

Saturday, 23 July 2016, 15:00 – 16:00
Grosses Festspielhaus, Hofstallgasse 1, Salzburg Festival

Mertens / Simon: Salzburg Exhibition 2016

STAGE ARCHITECTURE FOR »FIGARO« AT THE HAUS FÜR MOZART

Mertens / Simon: Salzburg Exhibition 2016

AT THE SET PAINTING STUDIO

Mertens / Simon: Salzburg Exhibition 2016

STAGE WORKERS AT THE SET OF »MACKIE MESSER« AT FELSENREITSCHULE

Mertens / Simon: Salzburg Exhibition 2016

BACKSTAGE WORK GALLERIES

Mertens / Simon: Salzburg Exhibition 2016

AT THE UPHOLSTERY WORKSHOP

Mertens / Simon: Salzburg Exhibition 2016

STAGE DESIGN – MINIATURES

The technical department of the Salzburg Festival is the focus of this photo exhibition. Through the Leica project »Bretter, die die Welt bedeuten« (»Boards that Signify the World«) the photographers Robert and Heidi Mertens allow glimpses behind the scenes and into the workshops of the Salzburg Festival – from their very own perspective. Lighting, acoustics, stage technology, painting and sculpting, sets, props, video technology, locksmithery, the wallpaper department and carpenter’s shops were scrutinised through the lens. The elaborate production processes behind each performance and the atmosphere behind the scenes are rendered visible. In their images, they combine their own artistic themes, such as »movement and changes«, dynamic black-and-white photography and creative serial concepts.

Mertens / Simon: Salzburg Exhibition 2016

ONSTAGE AND BACKSTAGE DURING THE REHEARSAL OF »FIDELIO«

Mertens / Simon: Salzburg Exhibition 2016

THE FLY SYSTEM ABOVE THE THEATRE STAGE

Mertens / Simon: Salzburg Exhibition 2016

AT THE CARPENTER’S WORKSHOP

Mertens / Simon: Salzburg Exhibition 2016

»JEDERMANN« – VIEW OVER DOMPLATZ

FINE ART PRINTS | LIMITED EDITION: 3 (+2)

The pictures from the series »Boards that signify the world« are available in a hand-signed fine art edition of 3 (+2).
Presented in cooperation with the Leica Gallery Salzburg. For prices please contact Leica Gallery Salzburg.

Mertens / Simon: Salzburg Exhibition 2016

SET CHANGE – EVERY MINUTE COUNTS

Mertens / Simon: Salzburg Exhibition 2016

OPEN ROOF OF FELSENREITSCHULE WITH VIEW TO THE FORTRESS

Mertens / Simon: Salzburg Exhibition 2016

LOOKING FROM THE STAGE TO THE AUDITORIUM

Mertens / Simon: Salzburg Exhibition 2016

PAINTING WORK FOR »FIGARO«

Mertens / Simon: Salzburg Exhibition 2016

SET CHANGE AFTER THE PERFORMANCE OF »FIDELIO«

Mertens / Simon: Salzburg Exhibition 2016

SCULPTOR AT WORK

THE LEICA CAMERA BLOG

Boards that signify the world – Salzburg Festival: Robert and Heidi Mertens share their images behind the Salzburg Festival. Read more about this project @ The Leica Camera Blog

All pictures © Copyright 2016 Robert + Heidi Mertens