Ortem / Dariusz Kowalski / 2004

Ortem / Dariusz Kowalski / 2004


Footnotes

In the underground system the central-perspective is led ‘ad absurdum’; everything strictly is aligned with the vanishing point - the tracks meet at the vanishing point, at its end, however, now space emerges, but an endless grid - never to be graspable as a whole. The stops, elevators, transits and tunnels form an ‘organless body’, where the passenger instead of ‘space’ experiences its proper co-ordinates within the network. The characteristics of space are rather marked through movement and space transitions. ➡︎

In my earlier films I was primarily preoccupied with highways, subways, and airports, in the context of surveillance. Marc Augé's notion of non-place was of course quite important in this cinematic engagement. I was interested in using the internet and webcams as tools with 'thousands of eyes' to generate an enormous quantity of images and simultaneously was drawn to the aesthetics of webcams that are not built for cinematographic purposes but are mainly used for surveillance purposes. ➡︎


Sources

◼︎ Ortem / Dariusz Kowalski. Translation: Helga Droschl

◼︎ A sober viewer with artistic perspective. An Interview with Dariusz Kowalski / Doc Alliance Films / 2014


Yves Saint Laurent Beauté x Mon Paris x Vertigo / Marc Guillaumin / Razorfish / 2016

Yves Saint Laurent Beauté x Mon Paris x Vertigo / Marc Guillaumin / Razorfish / 2016

Shift / Toshio Matsumoto / 1982

Shift / Toshio Matsumoto / 1982