Leaving the Still Image
How high, wide, deep and flexible is an image?
For many people photography is a window on the world: a frozen view of reality, confined to the rectangular area of a paper print or monitor. Yet artists have always been somewhat vexed by this reduction to a two-dimensional surface. The exhibition Leaving the Still Image shows various forms of photographic experimentation. It brings together works that question the visual and physical rules of the medium—works that stretch the instant of recording, repeat it, or counterpose the particular motif with a different perspective. The artists outwit the photographic material with its own means or with optical illusions. They use projections and installations to open up the flat image into three dimensions. This gives rise to new ways of observing and narrating with images, forms that are neither linear nor closed but are instead testament to the processes of reflecting on our visual culture.
Trisha Baga, Rosa Barba, Dirk Braeckman, Marcel Broodthaers, Georges Demenÿ & Étienne-Jules Marey, Barbara Kasten, Yves Klein, Daido Moriyama, Oscar Muñoz, Barbara Probst, Pétrel I Roumagnac (duo), Ed Ruscha, Buky Schwartz, Sebastian Stumpf
Farewell Photography. Biennale für aktuelle Fotografie [Books]
Leaving the Still Image [Texts]