F & D Cartier

In their Wait and See installations, the artist duo F & D Cartier makes use of unexposed blackandwhite photo paper from 1890 to 1980, which they glean from fleamarkets and Internet portals like eBay. The sheets of paper reacted to the light in the exhibition rooms of the Wilhelm-Hack-Museum and gradually developed from variegated to dark monochrome surfaces. Photographic history can be experienced as a narrative of formats and materials in an age in which the paper print has turned into a modifiable data set without any fixed form.