Portraits in Motion
Volker Gerling in association with Aurora Nova
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While walking over 3500km through Germany, Gerling took photographs of people he met during his wanderings, creating portraits in the form of photographic flipbooks. On stage, Gerling recounts the stories of those who let themselves be photographed.
Gerling describes great, small, serious and quirky accidental encounters and, for a moment, brings his protagonists to life on the screen. These magical studies inspire gentle, profound reflection upon the transitory nature of the moment and the significance of interpersonal encounters.
“Volker Gerling’s flipbook movies are artistic miniatures full of life and emotion – a poetic sensation.” Augsburger Zeitung