World of Details

‚In her series ‚World of Details‘ VB connects both analogue and digital image sources. Basis to her work here are selected images from the gigantic GoogleStreetView archive in order to assemble her images. She then establishes a second image level through the analogue detail shots she has taken at the respective site.

Binschtok’s first step is strictly analytical when she filters street views that show by-passers who look into the camera and who are actually aware of being photographed.  But in contrast to traditional „picture-taking“ there is no person taking the picture. Those depicted look into a lense of an apparatus set on a car roof and that takes full-automatic panorama shots of its surroundings. These street views cannot be exceeded in authenticity as they were shot without any sense of composition. The second step leads Binschtok physically to the sites chosen by the previous selection process in order to make her own picture of the existing reality on site. While the reference pictures depict the section of the street view with a certain distance, the artist now zooms in and thus contrasts the programmed automat with something very human in the end: intention.‘

press release, KLEMM’S Berlin, 2012

selection from the series of 28 pairs:

29_news Kopie

29_blind Kopie

 

15_parking ticket

15_homeless

 

19_break

19_flip-flop

 

2_billiards

2_pool table

 

3_flat fixed

3_tire man

 

4_snackbar

4_exit

 

5_garage

5_garage detail

 

7_white stripes

7_crocodile

 

14_crossing

14_round corner

 

10_sportsground

10_stars

 

11_patterson

11_patterson window

 

12_couple#2

12_manhattan motor cars

 

18_couple

18_coats

 

13_diner

13_diner seat

 

17_cop

17_golden door

 

 

 

alle Arbeiten / all works
courtesy Viktoria Binschtok and KLEMM’S Berlin
www.klemms-berlin.com