David Claerbout about 'King'
David Claerbout modelled Elvis’ body using hundreds of photographic fragments of his skin and facial features. He challenges the two-dimensional nature of the photograph by adding virtual time and space.
The viewer sees a digital 3D environment based on a private photograph of Elvis Presley. The photograph was taken in 1956, when Presley was on the cusp of world fame. This was a time when the photographer, Alfred Wertheimer, could still get close to the man—before the transition from ordinary human to icon, from normal life to an era of superstardom and spectacle.
David Claerbout modelled Elvis’ body using hundreds of photographic fragments of his skin and facial features. He challenges the two-dimensional nature of the photograph by adding virtual time and space. Photography is both the launching pad and the subject of KING. Claerbout confronts the viewer with the transition from looking through a lens to looking by means of a scanner. This radical reversal of normal observation means that you seem to creep into the image. Claerbout uses the artistic, conceptual and technical perspectives to question our way of looking.
You can discover King by David Claerbout in the exhibition ‘re-collect’. 're-collect' takes you on an associative walk through a decade of acquisitions. The non-chronological approach encourages new connections to be made between the works. re-collect offers a simultaneous glimpse of the collection’s past, present and future.
The Kaiserpanorama - a remarkable item of the FOMU collection
The Kaiserpanorama is one of the most remarkable items of the FOMU collection. It is a "modern machine", intended to bring photography to a wide audience. 25 people can simultaneously sit around the Kaiserpanorama and view three-dimensional images.
Re-Imagining Archival Evidence
In your imagination, what do you expect to see in a collection of photography from different scientific archives?
My Santa Barbara: verhalen over migratie en herlocatie
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Present at home | A virtual tour through the FOMU exhibition of Stephan Vanfleteren
eleef de expo 'Stephan Vanfleteren - Present' vanuit je zetel/keukenstoel/bed/bad/at home ...
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The project 'Le Fusée de la Motographie' consists of more than 100 boxes. In each box you can find one or more photographs.
On Inge Meijer’s A Garden Revisioned
During a residency Dutch artist Inge Meijer came across a massive archive of pre-wedding photography at a bankrupt wedding hall in Gwangju, South Korea. Meijer started working on the archive, which resulted in her ongoing installation project
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