BORUT PETERLIN – GREAT DEPRESSION 1912–1913
Opening: 16.05.2013, 17:00
Museum of Municipal Engineering in Krakow, ul. Św. Wawrzyńca 15
16.05–31.05: THU–SUN 10:00–16:00; 1.06–16.06: TUE, THU 10:00–18:00, WED, FRI–SUN 10:00–16:00
Borut Peterlin's photography project "Great Depression 1912-13" documents the collapse of factories, the photographer placing the emphasis on the state of the decaying post-industrial buildings. At the centre of Peterlin's interest are sites abandoned by the workers who had spent their last few decades there. The wet collodion technique he uses helps to capture the emotional detachment of people from things. The contemporary industrial landscapes appear throughout like documents from the distant past. Peterlin is interested by the tension between the documentary character of photography and the new meanings created by application of the wet collodion technique. The exhibition is organised as part of the Second Chance project under the auspices of the Central Europe Programme, co-financed by the ERDF. The exhibition is organised as part of Kraków Photo Fringe.