Stefan Burger at Fotomuseum Winterthur (Winterthur, Swiss)

Stefan Burger – Under the Circumstances
Fotomuseum Winterthur
11.09.-14.11.2010

We have a penchant for cladding, disguising, draping, varnishing and covering up – the crooked wall, the aging face, the leaking oil rig, the dented bodywork. We have a penchant for fixing the world around us to hide the way it came about, the way it evolved or the way it works, so that it can just sit before us to be appreciated and admired like a perfect, glistening box. Actions disappear in the outcome, cracks, defects and mistakes are concealed, spaces edited out. We like the outcome, the performance, the action, the event and the glamour – and we get rid of what’s in between, what’s absent, dull , the anticlimax, we wipe away everything we don’t want, tossing it into the real or virtual trashcan.

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