reviews

  • Stefan Burger

    Kunsthaus Baselland

    This past February, the Munich factory of Agfa met its downfall in a spectacular but quite deliberate explosion, thanks to the unprofitability of film-based photography. The monument’s demolition became an allegory for a vanishing era of analog technology, all the more so because video documentation of its collapse was distributed on digital platforms such as YouTube. Stefan Burger takes this collapse as the topic of his elegant and theatrical installation Analoges Denkmal (Analog Monument) (all works 2008). A 16-mm projector plays a looped silent film of this very explosion onto the wall. The

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