Pompidou from Above, 6 Seconds is about the movement of people in public and semi-public urban spaces. I capture “hidden choreographies” – informal manifestations of elements in the public space, of the nature of that particular place, and of the figures I find in them. As described by Michel De Certeau, “The act of walking is to the urban system what the speech act is to language or to the statements uttered.” The urban landscape is continually in motion (via its pedestrians) and it is this motion that my work documents.

My photographs capture both the time and space of a location through multi-frame shots. I am interested in multiple ways of presenting these images, to explore a variety of possibilities on how to present, and represent a space through time. The works in “Pompidou from Above, 6 Seconds” are digitally collaged to represent the activation of the public space, one person (or pair) at a time. The repeated (and extracted) presence of some figures in multiple photographs connects the multiple prints exhibited as a series and demonstrate that these apparently different moments actually happened in the same place and at the same time.

There are 8 billion 589 million 934 thousand 591 possible photographs that can be produced from the 6 seconds captured, and exhibited will be the first twelve photographs from this series.

Pompidou from above
Created with oQey Gallery
Pompidou from Above | 2008 | Artwork | Comments (1)

One Response to “Pompidou from Above”

  1. Elisabeth evans says:

    Cynthia i wanted to show your work hard to do here!

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *