created by Phoebe A

2 Mar 2010

Idris Khan


Idris Khan super-imposes photographs of industrial buildings taken originally by Bern and Hilla Becher. He applies translucent layers of the same photograph to make, what seems like, the blurred abstraction of a building. Instead, what he attempts to do, is emphasise the similarity of architectural form by presenting a continuous composition of shape. However, despite the rigidity of this project, Khan presents a certain 'poetic malleability', as does Muybridge with his photographic motion studies of the 1880's.

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