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Daniel Joseph Martinez'snew photographic installation, I am Ulrike Meinhof or (someone once told me time is a flat circle) represents a mode of historic radicalism interpreted through images where, as a process historicizing the present, the imaginary, symbolic, and real become interwoven through a process of confrontation. Martinez’s photographs of the Inner German border of West Berlin, taken during his 2016 American Academy residency in Berlin, re-map the psychogeography of that time, and place, through the usage of iconic images of Ulrike Meinhof. These images, representing her life in various stages, include a classically styled portrait of her as a young girl; a formal photograph in the professional stage of her life; and the coroner photograph of her dead body. Ulrike Marie Meinhof (1934–1976) was a German left-wing militant who co-founded, with Andreas Baader and Gudrun Ensslin, the Red Army Faction (Rote Armee Fraktion, or RAF) in 1970 after previously working as a journalist for the left-wing magazine konkret. In 1972, she was arrested and charged with numerous murders as well as the formation of a criminal association. Before the trial concluded in 1976, Meinhof was found hanged in her prison cell.  It is worth noting that in the year leading up to her arrest, Germany was in chaos; Berlin was the first properly televised world crisis. I am Ulrike Meinhof or (someone once told me time is a flat circle) marks the 40th anniversary of the RAF’s 1977 armed struggle operations, known as “German Autumn”, which began with the abduction of industrialist and ex-Nazi party member Hanns-Martin Schleyer.

Daniel Joseph Martinez

Daniel Joseph Martinez
Teltow Channel close to the Dreilinden roadhouse. The Teltow Channel, (German: Teltowkanal) is a canal that lies in both the states of Berlin (south) and Brandenburg, and at points forms the boundary between the two. Hidden away near the Teltowkanal is the old border control point and roadhouse Dreilinden. The area is part of a nature reserve. Nearby is a bridge across the canal which was divided by a piece of wall during the GDR period, making it impassable., 2017
Medium format black & white film printed digitally on Hahnemule Fine Art Baryta, Gloss 315gsm
60 x 72 in (152.4 x 182.88 cm)

Daniel Joseph Martinez

Daniel Joseph Martinez
In the area between Königsweg Brücke and the pink amour memorial. A densely vegetated place, as you can see reveals a sparser background., 2017
Medium format black & white film printed digitally on Hahnemule Fine Art Baryta, Gloss 315gsm
60 x 72 in (152.4 x 182.88 cm)

Daniel Joseph Martinez

Daniel Joseph Martinez
This was a tiny valley floor at the "Rudower Höhe". The park is located in the districts of Rudow and Alt-Glienicke. The Rudower Höhe was created from a 70-meter-high mountain of rubble in the 1950s. Further east, the Wall ran before the turnaround. Approximately 400 meters of the Eall can still be seen in the original. Since 2001, these remains have been declared a Historic Monument., 2017
Medium format black & white film printed digitally on Hahnemule Fine Art Baryta, Gloss 315gsm
60 x 72 in (152.4 x 182.88 cm)

Daniel Joseph Martinez

Daniel Joseph Martinez
At an entrance of one of the apartment towers at Märkisches Viertel. The district where it's located is called "Reinickendorf" one of the districts in the so called "Speckgürtel"/ exurbs of Berlin. Quite a poor neighborhood., 2017
Medium format black & white film printed digitally on Hahnemule Fine Art Baryta, Gloss 315gsm
60 x 72 in (152.4 x 182.88 cm)

Daniel Joseph Martinez

Daniel Joseph Martinez
Leipzigerstraße at the Federal Ministry of Finance. What’s remarkable about this building and yet widely unknown is that on October 7th 1949 the GDR (DDR) was founded/constituted here. The mosaic by Max Linger is called “The buildup of a republic” (German: Aufbau der Republik) and is entirely made out of Germany’s well known Meißner porcelain., 2017
Medium format black & white film printed digitally on Hahnemule Fine Art Baryta, Gloss 315gsm
60 x 72 in (152.4 x 182.88 cm)

Daniel Joseph Martinez

Daniel Joseph Martinez
The Kanzleramt in Berlin (office of chancellor) was built from 1997 to 2001 as part of the relocation of the Federal Government from Bonn to Berlin. The Kanzleramt is the highest Government quarter in the world (36 meters) and is eight times bigger than the White House in Washington, D.C., 2017
Medium format black & white film printed digitally on Hahnemule Fine Art Baryta, Gloss 315gsm
60 x 72 in (152.4 x 182.88 cm)

Daniel Joseph Martinez

Daniel Joseph Martinez
The forest glade at the "Hundeauslaufgebiet Düppel" (dogs runout zone at Düppel) close to the Wansee Lake. Very wealthy neighborhood., 2017
Medium format black & white film printed digitally on Hahnemule Fine Art Baryta, Gloss 315gsm
60 x 72 in (152.4 x 182.88 cm)

Daniel Joseph Martinez

Daniel Joseph Martinez
The Soviet memorial park in the district of Schönholz. The Soviet War Memorial in Schönholzer Heide (German: Sowjetisches Ehrenmal in der Schönholzer Heide) in Pankow, Berlin was erected in the period between May 1947 and November 1949 and covers an area of 30,000 m?. The memorial contains the biggest Soviet cemetery in Berlin, which is also the biggest Russian cemetery in Europe outside of Russia., 2017
Medium format black & white film printed digitally on Hahnemule Fine Art Baryta, Gloss 315gsm
60 x 72 in (152.4 x 182.88 cm)

Daniel Joseph Martinez

Daniel Joseph Martinez
The inner yard of Märkisches Viertel. The Märkisches Viertel consists of a large housing estate of about 17,000 apartments with chains of high-rises up to 18 floors that were built from 1964 to 1974. To the east it shares its border with the Rosenthal and Wilhelmsruh localities of the Pankow borough, from which it was separated by the Berlin Wall until 1989. In 2003 Märkisches Viertel had about 36,000 inhabitants., 2017
Medium format black & white film printed digitally on Hahnemule Fine Art Baryta, Gloss 315gsm
60 x 72 in (152.4 x 182.88 cm)

Daniel Joseph Martinez

Daniel Joseph Martinez
On the path that runs parallel to the highway close to Checkpoint Bravo, between the Königsweg Brücke (Kingsway bridge). A special interest in this area close to the bridge arose when, due to its location in the area of the wall, it became an observation point for East and West., 2017
Medium format black & white film printed digitally on Hahnemule Fine Art Baryta, Gloss 315gsm
60 x 72 in (152.4 x 182.88 cm)

Daniel Joseph Martinez

Daniel Joseph Martinez
The Abspannwerk Humboldt (electrical power substation) in the Kopenhagener Straße is an extraordinary example, designed by the important industrial architect Hans H. Müller and built in 1927. The Wall was constructed directly next to the Abspannwerk Humboldt, so that it was in the East sector, and the Kopenhagener Straße was used as an entry point to the death strip by the border guards and their vehicles., 2017
Medium format black & white film printed digitally on Hahnemule Fine Art Baryta, Gloss 315gsm
60 x 72 in (152.4 x 182.88 cm)