We have launched a new programme to promote contemporary art: “eew art” offers artists an opportunity to creatively engage with our company and its surroundings. Each year, a different element will be the focus of photographic works by various artists to give a fresh perspective on thermal waste recovery.
With these commissions, we support artists to create a new series of artwork. We believe art and culture are an important part of life. Art can capture the present, look into the future, foster creativity and dialogue, and shape identity. And this is why we want to take on social responsibility with this programme.
As the first artist in the “eew art” series, Friederike von Rauch explored our company’s activities. The Berlin-based photographer approached the TRV Buschhaus plant, fascinated by the size and monumental nature of the waste and ash bunkers. She created eight works in this series, which are currently being exhibited at our headquarters in Helmstedt.
Whether in museums, palaces, monasteries or industrial buildings, photographer Friederike von Rauch explores the essence of spaces. Her tranquil, often minimalist photographs reveal unusual glimpses of exceptional places.
Light, fog, smoke and water give the observer an obstructed view of the architecture and atmosphere of the moment. Industrial architecture is transformed into a contemplative space of light and shadow. The resulting images show timeless rooms that evoke sublime theatrically illuminated stages.
Friederike von Rauch was born in Freiburg in 1967 and grew up in Berlin. She trained as a silversmith before studying design at Berlin University of the Arts. After working as a location scout for international film productions, she started working exclusively as an artist in the early 2000s. Her works have since appeared in numerous solo and group exhibitions in Germany and abroad and can be found in private and public collections. Friederike von Rauch lives and works in Berlin.