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Michael Ackerman –Hallucinating walks

Half Life is Michael Ackermanʼs third opus. After “End Time City” (1999), a crazy journey through the city of Varanasi, India, and then “Fiction” (2001), where unity of place is shattered into a sequence of images that seem to have been made in haste between New York and Europe, “Half Life” fills in the outlines of a territory that Michael Ackerman has depicted as his life has progressed, in recent years focusing on Poland and Berlin.
Half Life forms a narrative in which past and present blend together in a subjective approach that blurs all temporal and geographical reference points.
Although many of these photographs were taken in Poland – as if he was remembering something – Michael Ackerman cannot resist overstepping frontiers, and his work oscillates between his own story and the broader sweep of a history which is also our own. He invites us to witness a purely photographic act that extracts palpable sensations from reality.

10 november 2010 – 8 january 2011
Galerie VUʼ
58 rue Saint-Lazare, 75009 Paris

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