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The Moment in Space

Artist: Barbara Probst

Publishers: LE BAL - Hartmann Books

The Moment in Space, co-edited by LE BAL and Hartmann on the occasion of the exhibition in 2019 at LE BAL, traces 20 years of work by the German photographer, from her beginnings to her most recent works, from double portraits to still lifes or from landscape to studio photography. Each of these series consists of various representations of the same moment, generated by a multitude of cameras pointed at the same event or subject, from different angles and at different distances. Once the images are linked to each other, an enigmatic drama emerges from these sets, calling to mind different photographic genres (from portrait to still life, landscape or studio photography). Bringing to light the artefacts of the photographic process and focusing on representation strategies, Barbara Probst challenges our ability to decipher reality.

Designed by graphic designer Pierre Hourquet, the flexible work unfolds these enigmatic series on 120 pages and a series of five leaflets. Scattered throughout the book, diagrams and models made by the artist allow us to get closer to his intention and to invest the sensory and technical depth of the images.

Publication date:2019
Number of pages: 120 pages
Number of images: 158 images
Weight: 690 g.
Dimensions: 23,5 × 30 cm
Language:French / English


Text : Frédéric Paul

Graphic design : Pierre Hourquet / TEMPLE


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