: Andreas Magdanz
: Allemand, Anglais
"Andreas Magdanz: "The relocation of the German intelligence service BND from Pullach near Munich to Berlin marks a turning point in the history of the Federal Republic of Germany. The move, which is scheduled to be completed by 2011...
Attention : dernières pièces disponibles !
Date de disponibilité:
"Andreas Magdanz: "The relocation of the German intelligence service BND from Pullach near Munich to Berlin marks a turning point in the history of the Federal Republic of Germany. The move, which is scheduled to be completed by 2011, will allow the first exclusive photographic documentation ever of the area in Pullach, which until now was strictly off-limits. In August of 2005, after a period of preparation that lasted more than 1 1/2 years and following extensive vetting procedures, the photographic work on the project BND - Standort Pullach began. The access to the site has been granted without limitations and no attempt to exert any influence upon the artistic work was made, apart from constant supervision by the department."
As Christoph Schaden notes in his essay, Magdanz's restrained imagery belies the historical force of his subject: "The strict ban on taking pictures of the employees, who always introduced themselves to Magdanz in a friendly manner, but invariably gave false names, serves as his intellectual starting point. Atmospherically, that desertedness grows to become and all-pervading moment of absence that lays itself, leadenly and ubiquitously, over the sequence of images. Its mute plea is unambiguous and, in changing from color to black and white, suggests a latent menace... Any detailed information, it seems, is pointless..."
|Dimension||30.5 x 2.4 x 34.5 cm|