Edition: First, German
From March 1981 until June 1983, David Hockney spent virtually all of his creative time in voracious experimentation with the camera. He shot thousands of pictures, and in the end produced more than 350 photocollages that ranged from intimate “sketches” to dizzying panoramas containing a myriad of details and hundreds of micro-perspectives. His aim was to create, as he says, “pictures that describe how we see – not all at once, but in discrete, seperate glimpses...to synthesise a living impression.” For Hockney himself, the experience was profound. “I don’t believe I’ve ever thought as much about vision, about how we see, as I have during the last several months.”Now, in Cameraworks, we see the fruits of Hockney’s labors. Accompanied by a major prefactory essay based on lengthy interviews with Hockney by New Yorker art critic Lawrence Weschler.