Aus der Serie Stop Here
Aus der Serie "Stop Here", C-Print, Koduak Endura Paper (Lambda), 60 x 80 cm, mounted on aluminium behind acryl-glas
Gosbert Gottmann: "Stop Here"
11 November - 31 December 2005
You and your friends are cordially invited to the opening on Thursday, November 11th, 7 p. m.
Introduction by Meike Behm
The media convey messages. They deliver information, not in a neutral way, but such as to influence and change a culture.
In the digital age of the 21st century, the mass medium of television constitutes an essential part in the lives of many people.
It serves as a major source of information and especially entertainment. With an ever increasing number and variety of TV channels and programs to choose from, it is becoming more and more difficult to decide for an evening of reading or at the theater instead of in front of the TV set. Since the early 1980s, the competition of commercial channels has motivated German public television to compromise their educational mission for the masses' call for easy entertainment. The mass media can affect the contents of a culture, but they are also able--in a worst-case scenario-to turn it into an un-culture.
Gosbert Gottmann's photographs of his latest series "Stop Here" are made of images of a number of Formula-1 car races shown on live television. This includes film stills from the races themselves and from the commercial breaks shown during the races—images, in other words, that are ubiquitous in the context of documenting a sports event. This kind of reporting satisfies man's inherent, instinctive need for freedom as well as excitement. The viewer at home can imagine himself sitting in the racing car and be carried away in the delirious state of high velocity; entertainment and excitement are brought right onto his easy chair. …
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