A new body of videos and photographs by Adad Hannah produced in Russia.
Taking as his inspiration the early 20th Century work of Sergeii Prokudin-Gorskii, the Russian pioneer of colour photography, Hannah traveled to Russia in the summer of 2010 to begin recording small slivers of Russian life in videos and photographs. Having returned from this trip with hours of footage and hundreds of photographs, it took over a year to arrive at the final selection of moving and still images. This body of work exists somewhere between the candid documentary snapshots of Robert Frank, the highly staged images of Jeff Wall, and the mid 19th century parlour pastime of tableaux vivants. Somewhat less controlled than his previous videos, Hannah’s subjects pulse with life even as they try to remain still.
source: Pierre-François Ouellette art contemporain
Cyclist Stopped on a Path
2011, HD Video, 5 min 09s. Edition of 5 (excerpt 01:00)
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