and the photogram
” the question is, and this possible with photograms, how to get away from the purely documentary aspect and make a picture of the window about the window. “
– floris neususs
a common appreciation of the ‘photogram’ knits between these five exhibiteurs. while this is interesting in itself, what i find particularly intriguing are the recurring subjects and metaphors of life ± death, internal ± external, thing ± thought, as if working with the photogram and the inherent processes involved predisposes a meta-subject, only found in a dark room.
below i have selected quotes from the interviews of [4 of] these artists, which might give a sense of each own’s interests + relation to the exhibition
” an important aspect of my work was more conditioned by the medium itself: I carried the photogram out of the laboratory, that is out of the studio, and took it to the objects… I use this technique because I find it to be a medium that is suitable for purpose, and because, and this is the important thing, I am interested in what they used to do with this technique before my time. “