攝影香港的空間與時間 Space and Time in Photograhing Hong Kong
Space and Time in Photograhing Hong Kong
2008-12-14(Sun) 3:00-4:30 Venue: Kubrick(Broadway Cinematheque Yaumatei) Speakers: Matin Zeller(German Photograher,The Author of "The Diagonal Mirror"), Leung Ping Kwan(Professor,Poet and Critic)
Conducted in English
In The Diagonal Mirror, Martin Zeller documents the rapid changes that have taken place in Hong Kong during the past three years in terms of urban planning, the structure of space and social developments. Both in classical Chinese painting and the dense Asian cityscapes of today, the absence of a horizon and a vanishing point, and the resulting lack of a spatial hierarchy, creates what is for Western sensibilities a completely artificial feeling of space. Taking this alienating experience as his point of departure, Zeller has photographed the urban landscape in extremely high and wide formats and installed the excerpts overlapping diagonally across the wall.
Zeller’s work about “Space and Time in Hong Kong” has been published 2008 by the German publisher Kehrer Publishing House in Heidelberg and in spring 2009 Zeller’s large format photo works about Hong Kong will be exhibit for the first time at the Museum of Art in Mannheim (Kunsthalle Mannheim), Germany.
Martin Zeller is now back in town to start with a new art project. A good chance to talk with him about his views on Hong Kong and his plans he is working on. He will be in conversation with Leung Ping-kwan about art, history and cultural exchange.
Martin Zeller, born 1961 in Mannheim, studied communication design at the College of Design in Darmstadt. He was already awarded the European Photography Award in Arles in 1990 for his first art project, “412 – 432”, a photographic reflection on this kilometer of the Rhine at night. In 1993 Zeller moved to reunified Berlin. First he created usually large format photo works of the stone metropolis with broad building lines (“Berlin”, 1997). Later Zeller turned his attention to the picture space as a site of the overlapping of visual information – and thus to the multi-layeredness of the pictorial itself (“The Transfigured Night”, 2002). International prizes and scholarships enabled Zeller to realize projects abroad (including “Roma”, 1999, “China Transition”, 2003).