Wolfgang Zurborn



Terra Incognita

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 online.

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 Zurborn‘s 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. Brecht’s 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






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