For our inaugural show at Worlds End Contemporary, we have brought together two projects with very distinct approaches to photography. The idea of echo as a visual inception is brought here as an inconspicuous connection between Yann Gross? Lavina series and Gabor ?sz? "Prora Project."
Gabor ?sz developed The Prora Project between 2001 and 2002 in the building of the same name in the coastal district in Germany. This immense National Socialist concrete edifice was never completed and has been abandoned since the reunification of Germany. Using each room as a synecdoche of the entirety of the Prora building, the artist systematically photographs each room from the corridor looking to the window, and superimposes one image over the other. Through this process, unique images are created with a custom made camera obscura and are directly exposed on sensitive paper. Gabor ?sz captures the latent totality in each of the rooms creating vibrating images in which time and space dissolve as echoing sounds do.
For his series Lavina, Yann Gross has been photographing avalanches in the Swiss Alps since 2004. For this project he has been working with mountain guides and researchers who trigger avalanches with dynamite to avoid accidents in ski resorts. In these powerful images, the instant of the avalanche is captured from a distant point. The deafening echoing sound of the snow sliding down the mountains captures the viewer with its monstrous beauty.
Worlds End Contemporary is a new gallery representing international contemporary visual artists working with photography. We work with artists that challenge the boundaries of the photographic medium, reflecting the trends and visions of contemporary photography today.