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Performing Grounds by Patrick Morarescu

Performing Grounds by Patrick Morarescu

© Patrick Morarescu

Performing Grounds by Patrick Morarescu.

The Performing Grounds book is the collaboration between the Swedish graphic designer and publisher Dennis Hankvist and the German artist Patrick Morarescu. It compiles a selection from the photographic series Performing Grounds. The group of photos displays spaces that have suffered transformations by human actions; traces of movement, activity and change; architectures and places that once were alive and now are silent.

The echo of anthropogenic activity is still present in a future time and the consequent space transformation appears to be the documentation of a performance. Thus is photography the document of the document, the dimming reverberation of a time that will never come back.

© Patrick Morarescu
© Patrick Morarescu
© Patrick Morarescu
© Patrick Morarescu
© Patrick Morarescu
© Patrick Morarescu

One of the most feared fates, the expiring of existence, is made visible through the landscapes, as they would be leftovers; remains that are imbued with the melancholy of the accidental.

The Performing Grounds photographies were taken between 2007 and 2015 in the various countries of: Germany, Finland, Scotland, Spain, France, Romania, Jordan, Syria, Japan, Taiwan, Morocco, China and Cameroon.

© Patrick Morarescu
© Patrick Morarescu
© Patrick Morarescu
© Patrick Morarescu
© Patrick Morarescu

DETAILS:

170 x 240 mm, hard cover, 72 pages, 57 colour illustrations, design by Dennis Hankvist, edited by Dennis Hankvist & Patrick Morarescu, Published by Trema Förlag, edition of 400, Dec 2016

all images and text © Patrick Morarescu


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