Jules Spinatsch : Discontinuous Panorama A240635, Temporary discomfort IV, Pulver Gut, Davos, 2003

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Discontinuous Panorama A240635, Temporary discomfort IV, Pulver Gut, Davos, 2003
2144 still shots over 3 hours, 225 x 560 cm, édition 5 exemplaires
 
The panorama deals with the paradox of pretending to show everything while in fact leaving out most of what was occurring over the period the territory was under surveillance. In essence a panoramic view suggests control and possession by the eye. But here in this context, the camera is focused on the security operations of a world summit. It puts the agents of surveillance under surveillance themselves and places them within the totality of the urban scenery in a state of emergency. Due to the scheduled anti-globalisation protests, a further reference is made to historic battle panoramas in which a single picture shows events that occurred over the duration of a political/historical event.