Long exposures made with a photographic camera are nothing new. Inquiries into the concept of time in art are… Read More
Langzeitbelichtungen Berlin (WIP)
Long exposures made with a photographic camera are nothing new. Inquiries into the concept of time in art are even older.
Why, then, these urban landscapes? Long-hour exposures provide a version of the world that we normally don’t see.
With these images, I like to play with the notion of patience in our very visual, very fast world: does the capacity to observe for more than an instant still exists? Do I have it?
The Urban landscapes presented here are full-length movies, synthesized in motionless images. They address the wealth of urban green space in Berlin, and that city’s historical and present connection to its water. They document the gaseous flow of life that runs in front of the camera.
According to the Berlin Senate's Open Space Planning unit, forty-six percent of its metropolitan area is either green or water. Any account on this city is incomplete, without considering its multiple open spaces, an essential part of Berlin's identity.
With these images I celebrate simple yet important changes I’ve experienced since moving to Berlin in 2009: a new urban mobility. I also praise the existence of these spaces, fundamental in any city.