|Author:||Main Author: Gygi, Fabrice - Switzerland 1965
|Title:||Common ground : [25a bienal internacional de São Paulo em 2002 - Suiça = 25th international biennale of São Paulo 2002 -
|Digital Record:||St. Louis, Missouri: Washington University in St. Louis, University Libraries
2008, Washington University in St. Louis, University Libraries. Data are freely accessible.
Geneva, JRP Editions, 2002.
Berne, Swiss Federal Office of Culture, 2002.
Sam Fox Keywords: Photography
Library Keywords: Gygi, Fabrice, 1965- -- Exhibitions
Library Keywords: Photography, Artistic -- Exhibitions
Title Description - Fabrice Gygi represented Switzerland in the 25th International Biennale of São Paulo in 2002, and made this artist's book to accompany his
monumental installation there. The inside front and back covers of the book show sketches for the surveillance tower that he erected in the center
of the Biennale Pavillion. After that, the connection between the book the sculptural project becomes more abstract. Common Ground
collects photographs shot by the artist during a trip he made to Northern Canada in the winter of 1990-91. Immediately after the film was processed, he stacked the negatives
in a press and drilled a hole through them. In the photographs printed from these negatives, the drill hole creates an aggressive and ominous black
presence in the frigid landscapes they depict. The black and white images are intercut with pull out color photographs of Gygi's installation work, itself
equally ominous in its evocation of pervasive urban "security" systems. 29 June 2009 (printedmatter.org).