Michael Wesely: using large format cameras (4x5 inches) he captured the light of his objects for up to 3 years in monochrome or color. More than 2 years to create this time encapsulation at Potsdamer Platz in Berlin.
[…] During the long exposure times the pictures constantly destroyed themselves, by putting layers and layers of new details on top each other.
Just when one detail had burned into the negative it was erased or overshadowed by another detail. In his eyes this constant change and destruction is something that really stands for the state of our society.
The moment is fading, all that remains is the permanent overlapping of movements of all kinds, political or personal. The technologies of our times fuel this fire of restless ‘Online-Existence’. One day computers won’t have an on- or off-button anymore. We will always be online. [Source]