Jojakim Cortis and Adrian Sonderegger
Sunday 20 May 2018
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Talks Auditorium Foyer, Somerset House
Inspired by the record auction price of $4.3m set by Andreas Gursky’s 'Rhein II' in 2011, they set themselves a challenge to use model-making and lighting to reconstruct the Gursky image in their Zürich studio. This one-off challenge led to a larger personal project by the duo – a whole series of increasingly elaborate and difficult recreations of photographs of pivotal historical events.
'Double Take' is not just a technical tour de force – it opens up a wider consideration of image making, and of the problem at the heart of the medium: can the photographic image ever be trusted.