SIMON RIMAZ - UNUSUAL VIEW OF UNKNOWN SUBJECTS
isbn 9789462261693 LECTURIS
Idea Code 15535 $40.00
This 2013 series by Simon Rimaz comprises a body of work based on press photographs collected in various newspaper archives in the United States. Images that are published in the press are gathered in these archives, and marked, numbered, and indexed by date or keyword. From amongst all these marks, Rimaz has focused on the indications showing how the image was to be cropped for publication. These “stigmata” are proof of the image’s use, and of its transformation; indications of "that-which-has-been", a fundamental notion in the history of the photographic medium. He uses them to cut out what was published, completely removing the image seen by the public.
144 p, ills colour, 24 x 30 cm, pb, English