Floris Michael Neusüss , born 1937 Lennep/Germany: Photography, Fotogramme, texts experimental and conceptual photography, "Nudogramme", professor, teacher, curator, author in theory and photo practice in particular argument with the photo gramme
1954 first Fotogramme
starting from 1960 bodyfotogramme
1964 chemical painting on bodyfotogramme
1971 Professur for experimental photography at the academy of arts (today University of) Kassel
1971 - 75 work to the photographic syntax
1977 dissolutions of body and photogram performances
1984 "Nudogramme", life-large bodyfotogramme and nachtbilder (nightpictures)
1989 ULO Fotogramme
1972 documenta 5, Kassel
1978 Fotogramme "open air"
1979 publication "photography as art - art as photography"
1983 resident of Munich city museum: Fotogramme those light-rich shade "
1995 Hermann Claasen price
2000 gallery Moritzburg, resound: "ULOs - Unidentifiable Lying Objects"
Floris Neusuess remained for its technology and its motives during one period from now forty years, in which an unparalleled change in the evaluation of the photography carried out itself, faithful. While today nobody doubts more the possibility of making art with photography photo work in exhibitions of contemporary art in large number is represented, itself philosopher, art historian and medium critics completely naturally with photo theory employ and also the naive faith, to which authenticity photographic image long is discharged, belonged around 1960, when Floris Neusuess began his work with Koerperfotogrammen, to commitment and prepared to take risks shank to it, this technology to turn. In the process of its approximately forty-year old work he experienced an enormous propagation from literature and exhibitions to the topic photography; without its artistic, publizistischen and kuratorischen activities the range of the photogram would be however still a neglected peripheral area.
Although the study of the human body was since invention of the photography one of the most important topics, the body was foreseen in the early Fotogrammen, from occasional hand castings, no picture article. Only Neusuess consistently and over years in its work and an almost magic Leiblichkeit held again and again given the whole body to the body picture. Floris Neusüss work stands, which concerns the density and variety of the body and head photo gram, singularly in photo history. Depending on, how long on or before the photo-sensitive paper lying heads and body are exposed, as large the distance of the parts to the paper is, whether they move or which kind and arrangement the source of light is develops fluctuating brightness values, overlays of gray tones, vague outlines and sharp edges of edition. Even if the traditional figure reason - problem starting point of its experiments in the area of the cutting back and bodyfotogramms is, finds Neusüss fast to always new design elements. He works with changes of position, cross fades, multiple exposure, solarisationen and different light directions, provided and combines positive and negative Fotogramme, so that partial narrative seeming or picture sequences develop. With multiple exposure produces newsweetly transparent clay/tone stages in the penetration figures and it arise illusory areas of fully astonishing processes, pictorial working gradationen, plastic granulation and ambiguous interference.
(excerpts from a text of Jessica Ullrich)
- group exhibition: Light, Shadow and Chemistry - Cameraless Photography - in focus Galerie, Köln
- art Karlsruhe with in focus Galerie
2016 - 2017
- Floris M. Neusüss, Leibnitz Lager, ZKM Karlsruhe
-Dreams + Photograms, Von Lintel Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
- Floris Neusüss – Ancient and Modern, Atlas Gallery, London, England
- Floris Neusüss – Traumbilder. Fotografien 1958 bis 1983 - Münchner Stadtmuseum, Munich
2010 - 2011
- Shadow Catchers - Victoria & Albert Museum, London
Floris M. Neusüss - Monographs
- Neusüss, Fotografie 1957 - 1977, Kat. Kasseler Kunstverein
- Neusüss, Fotogramme - die lichtreichen Schatten, Kassel 1983
- Neusüss, Das Fotogramm in der Kunst des 20. Jahrhunderts, Köln 1990
- Neusüss, Nachtstücke, Fotogramme 1957 - 1997, Köln 1997
- Neusüss, ULO´s Wunderbar, Düsseldorf 2000
- Neusüss, Körperbilder, Halle 2001
- Neusüss, Kunst und Fotografie - Floris Neusüss und die Kasseler Schule für Experimentelle Fotografie
1972 - 2002, Marburg 2003
- Neusüss, Anteidola, München Glyptothek 2003