„Passengers“ is the result of an observation Dagmar Keller and Martin Wittwer made at night at a bus station while travelling through Poland.
For a moment, the passengers on an old bus, obscured behind stained, ice-covered windows, in the pale light of the bus station had the appearance of figures in a painting. Travellers, fallen out of time. Tired, lost in thought, their faces drawn by sadness or lit up with joy – so close and yet distanced behind the glass. Dagmar Keller and Martin Wittwer have preserved those quiet, fleeting moments in their series “Passengers”.
(Spector Books, autumn program 2013)
Dagmar Keller (1972 born in Germany) and Martin Wittwer (1969 born in Switzerland) studied at the Art Academy Düsseldorf and at the Academy of Media Art in Cologne. They have collaborated together as an artist duo since 1997, creating extensive photographic cycles, film and video installations. The artist duo has presented its artworks in numerous solo and group exhibitions, and at international festivals and venues.
Passengers is currently on show at the lookout Gallery in Warsaw, curated by Adam Mazur, until Dec 21st, 2013.
Passengers was published by Spector Books in 2013, and is available at selected book stores, e.g. Motto Berlin. A special edition of 10 copies with 2 Pigment Inkjet Prints is availabe at Spector Books.
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