Germen, Murat (2009) Chronophotography. In: Computational Aesthetics 2009 - Eurographics Workshop on Computational Aesthetics in Graphics, Visualization amd Imaging, Victoria, British Columbia, Canada
Time, as known to many, is an indispensable component of photography. Period(s) included in “single” photographs are usually and naturally much shorter than periods documented in video works. Yet, when it comes to combining photos taken at different times on one photographical surface, it becomes possible to see remnants of longer periods of time. Whatever method you use, the many traces left by different moments, lead to the positive notion of timelessness (lack of time dependence) due to the plural presences of time at once. This concept of timelessness sometimes carries the content of the photo to anonymity, the substance becomes multi-layered and hierarchy disappears. Included work titled “Homo vs. Machina #02” is created in 2008 for a book project titled “G.D Technology & Art / A story of innovation narrated by eighteen contemporary artists” that is published by Electa, the major Italian publisher for arts books, to celebrate the 85th year anniversary of an important Italian company, G.D. Work is composed of tens of images of two workers taken in about half-an-hour on a tripod, then superimposed in Photoshop in order to show the need for human presence in the mechanized fabrication world.
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