NELLA CATHEDRALE 2008
Simulation film de l'image relief
Format 60 x 42 cm avec backlight LED
Edition 1 to 5
This work is at Villa Charlotte Temporary, Zollikonstr. 229, Zurich. By appointment only. Please contact Minerva + 41 76 577 0854 for appointments and enquiries or email at firstname.lastname@example.org
Mark Blezinger is a pioneer in the field of technical features. His visual
aesthetic however is disconnected from any kind of temporal or spacial
limitation. It is a mystical world in black and white, populated by magical,
surreal characters, often taken from mythology. The rich and dense
compositions derive not least from his background in theatre and film.
Mark Blezinger was born in Baden-Baden in 1962. He studied theatre and
philosophy in Paris and went on to work as an assistant director for Luc
Bondy, Klaus-Michael Grüber, Peter Stein and Andrzej Wajda, among others,
at the Schaubühne am Lehniner Platz in Berlin. He went back to Paris in 1989
and toured France and Europe to work as a stage director and designer at
different festivals and theatres.
Beside several projects, such as theatre together with Bob Wilson or
documentary film with Heiner Müller, he turned to and taught himself in the
emerging digital image editing in film and new production techniques. He
produced different video stage sets for theatre and opera productions. In the
late 90s he increasingly worked as a director and cinematographer for short
and documentary films, mainly for Arte, French and Swiss TV.
He started to
freelance as a photographer and created multilayered film-stills which he
transformed into elaborate 3-D images using the Alioscopy, an auto-
stereoscopic precision technology, invented by Pierry Allio. It is a new art form
between photography and visual sculpture, with the optical effect of
photographic painting and 3-D reliefs, Blezinger regularly and successfully
exhibits them in international galleries and at art fairs. Mark Blezinger is
currently one of the rare artists working with lenticular photography, but the
only one working composed photography with Alioscopy. He compiles 60
single frames to create photographical relief images of extraordinary depth.
The individual objects that make up the composition in the end are
photographed with different optical systems, like for example a real-time 8-
lens camera for video works, and later put together on the computer. The
result is a 2D-photography that shows a mixed image by Alioscopy software.
This image is covered with a lenticular foil and illuminated from the back,
which creates and reenforces the interesting 3-D effect without glasses.
Mark Blezinger is currently the only artist creating compositions with the 3-D
technology of Alioscopy