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the objects of this project are found in urban spaces. these sculptures - readymades - archaeological findings not only entwine different objects that might otherwise not be linked with each other, but they also show man’s conscious or unconscious shaping of his invironment. some elements of these sculptures are installed in the cityscape for technical, safety or planning purposes. some relate to advertising or political issues. in any case if they have been altered, painted, sprayed, broken or destroyed or something was added.

after having consciously chosen the perspective and envisaged the object, all that remains to be done is to free it from its undesired surroundings. this, on one hand, changes the function and existential reason of the sculpture and on the other hand, it also triggers a „making visible“, an emancipation from the unmanageable thicket of the urban.

this project is part of a photographic dialogue with photographer michael frank's series "form follows function".

johannes rigal

(urban) photography & art
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