Barbara Probst

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Barbara Probst

Text(s) by Lynne Tillman, Jens Erdman Rasmussen, Felicity Lunn, contributions by Frédéric Paul, graphic design by Uwe Koch, Silke Fahnert

English

2013. 240 pp., 254 ills.

hardcover

24.60 x 30.00 cm

ISBN 978-3-7757-3711-1

On a quest for an omnipresent gaze

First extensive monograph on the artist’s photographic series

In her photo series, Barbara Probst (*1964 in Munich) not only plays with the changing perspectives and fleeting moments of urban life, she also poses fundamental questions about photography and imagery. Using a shutter release mechanism controlled by radio waves, the artist can use up to fourteen cameras to simultaneously shoot a scene from a distance and from numerous angles. Together, the various camera standpoints and framings as well as different objects and film material result in a series of views that are not bound by stylistic features, the same genre, or formal proximity. The images are held together only by the point in time at which the shutter was released. Yet the arrangement of the photographs is so sophisticated that it creates intriguing dramaturgies that make reference to a variety of different photographic genres.

Exhibition schedule: The National Museum of Photography, Copenhagen, October 3, 2013–January 11, 2014 | CentrePasquArt, Biel, February 2–April 4, 2014

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Recommended Exhibition

 The National Museum of Photography, Copenhagen, October 3, 2013–January 11, 2014 » www.kb.dk

 

CentrePasquArt, Biel, February 2–April 4, 2014 » www.pasquart.ch

 

Artist Portrait

More information about the photographer » barbaraprobst.net

Press Review

CONCIENTIOUS PHOTO MAGAZINE

Review: Barbara Probst

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