Publication by "Democtic Books"
Wolfgang Zurborn, Terra Incognita #14, 2002
DesignWork will publish a book of photographs
from the series "Terra Incognita". You can download it
at no cost from the website:
The series of DesignWork books has included books by Dirk Gebhardt, David
Klammer and Andrew Buurman. By the end of the year twenty books will be
Wolfgang Zurborn has been working as a professional photographer for
the Bielefeld City Theatre for many years. He is a constant companion
to their rehearsals and performances, casting an expert eye over the interplay
between light and shadow, facial expression and make-up, all so vital
to capture our imagination and create illusion. With Zurborns guidance,
we may literally explore Bielefeld as unknown territory. How is that achieved?
The visual artist and photographer Wolfgang Zurborn puts a surprisingly
ambivalent perspective on what we thought we knew already, thus uncovering,
exaggerating and disintegrating the stereotypes in everyday life
the trifles which make the sum of life. Zurborn speaks of the Dressur
Real of the ordinary things. He is a master of productive alienation
(cf. Brechts Galilei) and experimental viewing stylistic
devices which, in many respects, resemble the dramatic tricks in a stunning
production of a play.
Wolfgang Zurborn, Terra Incognita #11, 2002