Waialua Intermediate School 3

by Juliane Eirich

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Artist Statement

Hale Kula is the Hawaiian term for schoolhouse. When I saw the first elementary school, I did not recognize the building as a school. I thought it was either a motel, a juvenile prison or a movie setting. I was fascinated by the contrariness of these deserted places that are so lively during the day: the clash between individuality and conformity, the horizontals and formal reduction to bands of color behind grass, accentuated by the darkness of night. After I was told that it was a school, I was surprised, I never saw a school illuminated at night. When I heard why these schools are lit up, I was even more surprised: to prevent vandalism. It seemed an unexpected problem for the paradise that Hawaii is supposed to be. During my four-month stay, I found out more about the current social situation in Hawaii, problems between native Hawaiians and Americans, drugs and crime, due to large gaps between rich and poor. These problems don't get much attention outside of the islands; Hawaii maintains its reputation as a paradise. I felt that these buildings were angling for my attention in a very subtle way so I would find out their story.

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+ Limited-edition, exclusive to 20x200
+ Museum quality: archival inks, 100% cotton rag paper unless noted
+ Signed + numbered certificate of authenticity included
+ Directly supports the artist
+ Handcrafted custom-framing is available

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Medium:

Innova Fibraprint Warm Cotton Gloss

Edition Structure:
14"x11" | edition of 500
20"x16" | edition of 20
30"x24" | edition of 10

Juliane Eirich

Juliane Eirich was born and raised in Munich, Germany. After two internships, one with a fashion photographer in Miami and one with an architect and still life photographer in Munich, she studied at the State Academy of Photographic Design in Munich. She graduated in 2003, moved to New York and later on to Honolulu to work and pursue her own projects. In 2006 she received a scholarship to attend Fotofest in Houston. She spent eighteen months of 2007-8 in Seoul, South Korea on a scholarship of the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) and studied visual communication at Hongik University. Her... Read More
work has won numerous awards and has been shown in exhibits and photofestivals in Germany, France, Tunisia, Japan, Canada, Syria, Italy and the US. Juliane spent one week at the artist-in-residence program of ELTEATRO in Tunis, Tunisia in December 2010 and one month at the artist-in-residence program at Studio Kura in Itoshima, Japan in July 2011. In July and August 2014 and in September and October 2018 she was one of the artists in residence at the Nordic Artists Center in Dale, Norway. Since 2010 she lives in Berlin and shares her time between independent projects and assignments.
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