WORKS

THE HUMAN RACE

Time itself has not changed with the passing of time, but the intensity of its effects has. Never before has such a large number of people been exposed to such a high speed of life. Those who do not move at the socially prescribed pace are no longer or only indistinctly perceived. This phenomenon finds its adequate media equivalent in the technique of time photography employed by the artist duo KOSCHIES.

The artists’ examination of human life as a series of races began more than three decades ago with their work on the cycle THE HUMAN RACE. The compressed “static short films” – staged into their respective time periods by the KOSCHIES by means of a modified, sixty-year-old time-slit camera – reveal themselves in coarse-grained black and white on large-format canvas panels. They address the race against time as an individual, societal and – above all – artistic challenge.

THE HUMAN RACE 1

THE HUMAN RACE 2

THE HUMAN RACE 3

THE HUMAN RACE 3

THE HUMAN RACE 4

All works from this series: pigment print on canvas; signed and numbered.