Alfons Schilling: Beyond Photography

Alfons Schilling: Beyond Photography
Library Shelf Location 18.SCHI
Publication Date 2017

Moving and setting in motion- the rebellious experimental spirit that drove Alfons Schilling in 1960 from the Academy of Applied Arts in Vienna, where with Gunter Brus he had paved the way for Actionism, to Paris and New York, was also evident during the artist's long career in his vision machines and photographic work. His investifation of lenticular photography added a dynamic dimension to seeing and merged several image into a single picture. Holograms and sterophotography turn pictures into a virtual space. Those who travel the three-dimensional world today with head-mounted displays are merely following a path that Schilling embarked on in the 1970s. This book focused for the first time on the artist's expanded photographic vision, including his film experiments and projection performances. The central thrust of his pioneering work is a critique of perception and the liberation of the act of seeing itself: 'It's not what's on the picture it's what is behind it.'

ISBN 9783903153011
Quantity 1
Pages 288p; 24.4 x 3.2 x 30.4 cm
Editors Fabian Knierim, Rebekka Reuter, Peter Coeln, Ines Ratz
Authors Roland Fischer-Briand, Erkki Huhtamo, Fabian Knierim, Rebekka Reuter
Format Hardcover
Publisher Verlag fur Moderne Kunst
Related Artist Alfons Schilling
Categories Artist (relating to a single artist/collaborative team), Photography
Artist's Nationality Swiss
Languages English, German

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