G.R.A.M. - Straßenzeitung (Street Newspaper)

One of the completed projects during the scholarship in Chengdu in 2006, was “Strassenzeitung” (Street Newspaper). On daily bases we visited the vitrines with publicly displayed newspapers and photographed the images. Due to the often back to back attached news papers, images appear almost like digital collages , as the images from the back sides are partially visible on to the front layer. It is comparable to an “old school” technique, namely that of rephotographing. With hundreds of photos taken in many cities GRAM created a kind of image memory. An analysis of the photographs illuminate the image politics of the Chinese media. Detached from their texts and captions, the photos appear from the “street newspaper” with irritation as decorative elements.

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