Venice Biennial catalogue
It contains 120 images and essays in English by Douglas Fogle and Hubertus von Amelunxen, as well as an interview between the artist and Eva Wittocx.
I like to stretch out the time. You can constantly question my images: there are new stories in them every time’ –Dirk Braeckman
Dirk Braeckman’s work brings stillness to today’s influx of images and information. Working with analogue photography, he developed a visual language that reflects on the act of viewing and the status of the image.
The element of slowing, of seeking silence and peace, is embodied not only in the exhibition and the works themselves, but also in in the artist’s work process. Braeckman creates his images in the darkroom.
Experiment is crucial to both their registration by the camera and their subsequent processing. The exposure, manipulation and development of negative and photographic paper consistently results in new and unique images.