Martin Liebscher / Group V, Oct 97 - Mar 98
BEFEJEZETT MUNKA (FINAL PROJECTS)
3/13/98 to 3/29/98
MAK Center for Art and Architecture L.A at the Schindler House, 835 North Kings Road, West Hollywood, CA
Trained as an artist, Frankfurt-based Martin Liebscher undertook post-graduate studies in architecture where he focused on spatial concepts. He "mined" images of city spaces and urban structures through photography, employing a camera he had invented that read space like a scanner. He moved the camera through space while he wound the film by hand through a narrow frame. Unlike the human eye, this modified camera produced an image that recorded events over a spatial matrix in time. In Los Angeles, Liebscher included a new approach, photos taken from the interiors of moving cars which emphasized the extreme horizontality and constant motion of L.A. In his work, "Intersection," he contrasted the Los Angeles that existed in our memories from movies with the urban reality he photographed from cars.