ANNE KRANENBORG


This photographic research shows Kranenborg’s interpretation of the relationships of man to the city, infrastructure and urban plan. A number of images redefine by abstracting the city itself on the basis of its the structure and profile; a profile which, on all structural levels, is based on repetition, mirroring and symmetry.

''A hundred years ago to be modern meant to chase 'the final state of perfection' -- now it means an infinity of improvement, with no final state in sight and none desired.''
Liquid Modernity – by Zygmund Bauman



Investigating Vienna resulted in three parallel researches; a photographic and material representation of place and a conjunctive theoretical reflection on the state of the city. All three investigations document a present-day Vienna and question its fixes, fluxes and future. All What has shifted and what will stay fixed?
More can be found in the publication Candy City

Vienna – a city of traditions and a moving forward is in some sense a conflict with its history,
all speculation and no evidence

a decor in which narratives could evolve and specualation shape their apperance.

Being always, at any stage and at all times, post- something is also an undetachable feature of modernity. To ‘be modern’ means to modernise – compulsively, obsessively; not so much just to be, but forever becoming, avoiding completion, staying under-defined.

What was some time ago dubbed, post-modernity, is the growing conviction that change is the only permanence, and uncertainty the only certainty.

A hundred years ago to be modern meant to chase ‘the final state of perfection’ -- now it means an infinity of improvement, with no final state in sight and none desired.
– Liquid Modernity by Zygmunt Bauman –

Wagner, on the other hand, embraced the new modern city, and believed it should represent movement and efficiency. His buildings were in deference to the streets. They were not freestanding, or attached in picturesque ways as recommended by Sitte, but inserted into the urban fabric. In this way, the buildings DEFLECTED and FACILITATED movement.





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