Thursday, March 26, 2009

LONG EXPOSURES - MICHAEL WESELY


9.8.2001 - 2.5.2003, The Museum of Modern Art, NY.




5.4.1997 - 3.6.1999, Postdamer Platz, Berlin.



5.4.1997 - 3.6.1999, Postdamer Platz, Berlin.

Mikhail Bakhtin used the term 'chronotope' for the spatio-temporal matrix governing the base condition of all narratives and other linguistic acts. It can be translated directly as 'space-time'. Bakhtin viewed time and space as equal and interdependent. One cannot exist without the other.
Wesely's photographs could be read as chronotopes - densely detailed landscapes that allow the viewer to interpret construction through space and time simultaneously, revealing their layeredness and interdependency. In the same vein, but employing different methods, the panoramas posted below allow the viewer to become immersed in the photograph, piecing their way through time and space. The interaction with the viewer employed in these and the discarding of formal photographic structures of linear-perspective/decisive moment is analogous with the growth of non-linear multi-perspectival film-making (link).

Tuesday, March 24, 2009

SOME PHOTOGRAPHIC PANORAMAS


Eadweard Muybridge, San Francisco 1878


Jeff Wall, Restoration 1993


Jules Spinatsch, Davos January 2003


Adam Broomberg & Oliver Chanarin, The day nobody died, 2008
I've added a link to Light & Space& Structure, an architectural photography blog that has some good information on technique (shooting & editing), equipment and further links to American architectural photography.

Monday, March 16, 2009

Monday March 23rd, 2pm, Hugh will give a talk called Nothing Happens, dealing mainly with the work of Jules Spinatsch. Have a look at his very comprehensive website, particularly the Temporary Discomfort and Heisenberg's Offside projects.

Saturday, March 7, 2009



This is a a sequence of shots taken by Ronan Kenny of the lower level of the UCD restaurant building over 30 minutes. Ronan is part of Paul Kenny's 4th year module this semester exporing daylight in spaces in and around Dublin.
Part of their work method involves using photography to investigate the daylighting in these spaces and using the data collected to re-create the daylighting conditions under the artifical sky. They are going to make a series of large scale models of the spaces, and then photograph them using the same parameters...looks like very interesting work...watch this space!