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  • Clemens von Wedemeyer

    Kölnischer Kunstverein

    Michelangelo Antonioni, as film critic Urs Richter once wrote, is the photographer among European directors: Image composition dominates montage and the moment wins out over chronology. Clemens von Wedemeyer’s 35-mm film (transferred to video) Silberhöhe (Silver Heights), 2003, cites the closing scene of Antonioni’s L’Eclisse (1962): Moments of waiting in which the passing of time becomes palpable. The Antonioni citation sets the tone for a cinematic sketch of a concrete-slab housing development in eastern Germany, built between 1979 and 1989, that has lost more than half of its inhabitants

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