Die Absenz von Bewegung

6. June 1997 – 28. June 1997

Margherita Spiluttini (AT)

Theme of Focus: ARCHITECTURE 1997

The Absence of Motion

I have discovered that all the woes of this world stem from the single fact that people cannot stay put in their rooms.” – Blaise Pascal

Architectural photography fixes static relationships and at first sight seems to exclude the element of motion. Motion is not depicted but due to the specific technical possibilities of the medium it may be transformed into a metaphor by symbolically capturing the motion of the object through blurring or dramatizing the appearance of a building by means of a dynamic pictorial composition. Serial and conceptual photography both operate with the temporal aspect by either taking a number of individual pictures along a temporal axis”