Gusztáv Hámos, Katja Pratschke: Sample Cities

Gusztáv Hámos, Katja Pratschke: Sample Cities
Library Shelf Location 18.HAMO
Publication Date 2014

Since 1999, Gusztáv Hámos & Katja Pratschke have been working with still images in a cinematographic context in exhibition spaces and the cinema. They explore the relationship of the still image and movement, the difference between the non-moving image in photography and the moving image in the cinema. With their installations and artistic films, they investigate how human cognition is changed by cinematography and which consequences the recording of image phases has for our perception of time, space and movement.

The source material for the SAMPLE CITIES book and the two HIDDEN CITIES (2012) and POTENTIAL SPACE (2014) films are sequential photo works depicting essential situations of urban experiences revealing human and inhuman acts in a compact form. The cities in which the photos were created between 1974 and 2013 include Berlin, Budapest and New York – places with a traumatized past: Wars, dictatorships, terrorist catastrophes. Each individual photographic sequence already contains a concept, an order, a program within it; they are scores, notations of time and space, in other words, to temporal-spatial or spatiotemporal sequences which become experiments in perception in a cinematographic context.

ISBN 9783957630315
Quantity 1
Pages 240
Format Hardback
Publisher Revolver
Related Artists Gusztáv Hámos, Katja Pratschke
Category Photography
Keywords Image sequences, photo-collage, Cities, Urban Landscape

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