A VIEW FROM...
Opens on Friday, September 10th
7 - 9 PM
Goliath Visual Space is pleased to present
A view from…, an exhibition featuring new works by five Danish artists responding to the first acclaimed photograph, taken in 1827 by Joseph Nicéphore Niépce, Point de vue du Gras.
artists include: Thomas Linder Brox, Søren
Lose, Birgitta Lund, Thomas Seest and Jakob Wegener.
Point de vue du Gras, by Joseph Nicéphore Niépce, was a technical achievement for its time -- an eight-hour exposure taken from a window looking out onto the town of Le Gras, France. To his contemporaries, it was an experience without precedent. For the exhibition, rather than use Niépce’s image itself as a starting point, the artists have taken inspiration from the process used to make the image, as well as the idea of creating a photograph before the word photograph had any connotations. Using techniques that range from direct exposure of photographic paper to live and computer-enhanced video, each artist brings an individual and contemporary sensibility to an ongoing investigation of the photographic medium and its extensions.
Jakob Wegener’s video works move between the realms of document and imagination in the creation of impossible, seamless views of a single city.
Thomas Linder Brox uses digital technology to synthesize multiple images of a given site, addresses notions of time, perspective, and the complexity of moments that may exist in a single image.
Thomas Seest’s live video installation explores the ephemeral through footage processed by computer software that filters out motion, in a reference to the long exposure photograph.
The large, monochromatic works of Søren Lose are the accumulations of three weeks of light moving over windows, pointing back to the most fundamental elements of photographic representation –light, exposure and a photo-sensitive surface.
or by appointment.
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Brooklyn New York 11222