15 April 2011
“Renowned film director and photographer Wim Wenders discusses his new exhibition of mostly unpublished photographs with Professor Yve Lomax (Goldsmiths University), in his first show in London since 2003”.
_ titles, captions, takes us towards a place,
_ place for things out of place
_ having a place, naming a place,
_ place brings displacement
_ strange and quiet :: as adjective or verbs
_ places becomes quietly strange and strangely quiet
_ as a traveler you discover places
_ getting lost as a royal experience
_ it is getting difficult to get lost
_ space are underrated, because there are basically no more unknown places in the world
_ the experience of being somewhere, looking at a place, start reading the place, is something we all forget to do, because we thing we know it already.
_ asking locals about the place as a big mistakes
_ we are loosing the ability of being somewhere, exposing ourselves, to read the traces we see and let the space tell us its story
_ a space can suggest a story (related to his movies)
_ the place belongs to the story and the story belongs to the place
_ story as an expression of that place :: “as soon as I start feeling I could be somewhere else and I could tell it somewhere else, I get very lost (…) not in a good way”
_ place steps into the background :: necessary process in film making.
_ photography gives the chance to give place a center stage and let it keep it :: stories becomes a bit more like a secret
_ photographer as a translater between the place and the viewer
_ but as soon as you have people, even in the photographs, they dominate it right away
_ sense of place once was critical for survival
_ how does a place affect me?
_ we as a result of a place
_ people can tell us about the place where they live, but we can also hear this from the place itself.
_ dangers are eliminated, there are maps, signs “please stand here, take a picture and move on”
_ to relate to a place not being a tourist
(to be continued :: 30:05)