Exhibition view of Lawrence of Arabia, Apocalypse Now and The Sacrifice from the series Terra Nullius.
THE STILL POINT OF THE TURNING WORLD - BETWEEN FILM AND PHOTOGRAPHY
FOMU Antwerpen (BE)
23 juni - 8 oktober, 2017
The photographic image is imbued with stillness. No movement, no sound, no time. But what happens if you add one of these missing elements? The exhibition The Still Point of the Turning World - Between Film and Photographyfocuses on that rare moment in which a photographer turns towards film or a video artist turns towards photography. What beauty can be found on the border between these two media?
With works by: Morten Barker (DK), Dirk Braeckman (BE), David Claerbout (BE), Manon de Boer (NL), Jason Dee (UK), Nir Evron (IL), Mekhitar Garabedian (BE/SY), Geert Goiris (BE), Paul Graham (UK), Guido Guidi (IT), Mark Lewis (CA), Louis Lumière (FR), Mark Neville (UK), Lisa Oppenheim (US), Raqs Media Collective (IN), John Smith (UK), John Stezaker (UK), Hiroshi Sugimoto (JP), Ana Torfs (BE), Michiel van Bakel (NL), Jeff Wall (CA); and from the FOMU collection: Henri Cartier-Bresson (FR), Eadweard Muybridge (UK) and Duane Michals (US).
The exhibition is accompanied by a catalogue of the same name published by FOMU and Kehrer Verlag.
Curators: David Campany & Joachim Naudts
Terra Nullius is a Latin expression, derived from Roman law, describing territory that has either never been claimed by any state or which a state has relinquished. Each of Morten Barker’s pictures in the series is a digital montage made from parts of frame grabs from well-known war films. There is no drama, no advancing armies, no combat. The land is seen not as a contested site but as an empty stage. It is stripped of narrative, suspended from factual and fictional history. Text from the catalogue.