Better tales, a different light, a happier Happy Ending, in the west side of the divided capitaleverything is always a little brighter than in other parts of Berlin.

This is where the young photo artist Lisa Wassmann grew up. The American culture isomnipresent: American friends, American cinema, and a German-American funfair in Zehlendorf.Lisa Wassmann is very much influenced by American movies such as the Wizard of Oz or byLucky Luke Comics.
Later, she travels to the United State to find out whether the imagery of her childhood in her mindcomplies with reality or not. She travels to the US six times, every time to a different state, everytime searching for the truth and the answer to the question: What is real and what is only a distantmemory of her childhood ?

Does reality meet her expectations? Is everything staged? Through her photographs Lisa Wassmannalso reviews American clichés. The images either show a documentary record of the life in theUnited States or depict an enactment of Wassmann’s imagination. Her photographs are somewhatmelancholic and meander between dreams and reality and show the fascination of the momentbetween desire and fulfilment.

First time shown at the gallery pavlovs dog in Berlin.

Further images and infos on request.

selfportrait 2009 Texas

Vegas 2013

Flying visit, Nevada 2012

Freemont Street, Vegas, 2012

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