|NY Trespassing |
|Pictures of (post)urban spaces|
A series of 22 cross-processed C-prints (40x28/30x30")
Technical and technological changes have caused dislocations in urban
structures. The city as the place of representation and the image of the
city defined by center and periphery have become obsolete. While the early
20th century interventions of urban planning destroyed the structures
that had developed in the course of centuries they still confirmed the
city as a consolidated architectural and socio-economic system. Nowadays
the urban structures are progressively breaking apart as a result of telecommunicative
networking and economic globalization, producing an image of the city
that is perforated and frayed at the edges. City centers become museum-like
sightseeing zones and adjacent areas are reduced to boring passages on
the way to shopping malls and habitats in rampant suburbia.
In question are transgressional processes that have been explored photographically, simultaneously reflecting upon the medium of photography itself: the regular photographic process was subverted by cross-processing that points up the fact that photographs are always already reversed records. Like phantoms the cross-processed images in their chemically generated colorfulness and luminosity refer to the spatial order of an industrial society and the non-locality of an information society.
The title NY TRESPASSING resonates the shifting and the transgressional mo(ve)ment of crossing into prohibited areas marked NO TRESPASSING; thus inscribing the name of the city into the changing of its image.