Inv. No.S-1120
ArtistMichael Weselyborn 1963 in Germany
Title

"Potsdamer Platz, 4.4.1997–4.6.1999"


B0482

Year1997–1999
Medium

C-print (Lambda print) on diasec

Dimensions80 x 110 cm
Edition1/6
Signature

imprinted name, title and date on recto

Comment

With up to two-year long exposures Michael Wesely documented the construction being done at Potsdamer Platz in Berlin between 1997 and 1999. The project was commissioned by DaimlerChrysler. The images were taken from five different camera positions and transform the chronological sequences of the construction activity into one simultaneous action, whereby an infinite number of individual moments overlap until they form a complex structure of fragments of reality. Before and after fuse together in that the previously, undeveloped horizon is still visible through the newly constructed buildings. This confuses our visual understanding. The massive constructions seem almost transparent, yet the rays of sun in the sky documenting the various seasonal positions of the sun, gain a surprising level of materiality.
(www.wesely.org)

S-1120, "Potsdamer Platz, 4.4.1997–4.6.1999"
Michael Wesely, "Potsdamer Platz, 4.4.1997–4.6.1999", 1997–1999
S-1120, Front view
© Michael Wesely / Bildrecht Wien
S-1116, Michael Wesely, 1997–1999
Michael Wesely, 1997–1999
more infoS-1116, Front view
© Michael Wesely / Bildrecht Wien
S-1117, Michael Wesely, 1997–1999
Michael Wesely, 1997–1999
more infoS-1117, Front view
© Michael Wesely / Bildrecht Wien
S-1118, Michael Wesely, 1997–1999
Michael Wesely, 1997–1999
more infoS-1118, Front view
© Michael Wesely / Bildrecht Wien
S-1119, Michael Wesely, 1997–1999
Michael Wesely, 1997–1999
more infoS-1119, Front view
© Michael Wesely / Bildrecht Wien