Tacita Dean, Zur Letzten Ruhe, 2001. From “The Russian Ending” series.
Each image in this series is derived from a postcard collected by the artist in visits to European flea markets, most depicting accidents and disasters. Superimposed on each are white handwritten notes in the style of film directions, with instructions for lighting, sound and camera movements, suggesting that each picture is the working note for a film. The title of the series is taken from a convention existing in the early years of the Danish film industry, when every film was produced in two versions: one with a happy ending for the American market, and the other with a tragic ending, for Russian audiences.

Tacita Dean
Zur Letzten Ruhe, 2001. 
From “The Russian Ending” series.

Each image in this series is derived from a postcard collected by the artist in visits to European flea markets, most depicting accidents and disasters. Superimposed on each are white handwritten notes in the style of film directions, with instructions for lighting, sound and camera movements, suggesting that each picture is the working note for a film. The title of the series is taken from a convention existing in the early years of the Danish film industry, when every film was produced in two versions: one with a happy ending for the American market, and the other with a tragic ending, for Russian audiences.

Posted on Dec 24th, 2013 at 01:45pm

With 20 notes

  1. xixdegrees reblogged this from charlieambler
  2. charlieambler reblogged this from thinkingimages
  3. thinkingimages reblogged this from deadpanaesthetic
  4. rivaldealer reblogged this from deadpanaesthetic
  5. lucjawaskomandes reblogged this from deadpanaesthetic
  6. photorecepticals reblogged this from deadpanaesthetic
  7. elgranteatrodeoklahoma reblogged this from deadpanaesthetic
  8. deadpanaesthetic posted this