The Analogue Window
THE ART OF ARNO GISINGER
It is almost radical to call the work of photographer Arno Gisinger "contemporary", given the artist's love of antiquated methods of image making and his subjects' historical nature. Nevertheless, Gisinger's approach to historical subject matter is intended as a sort of window, one which actively breaks the barriers of time, space, and history, forcing us to consider our own contemporary time. Gisinger's analogue photography is also a nod to his use of the past in a new, contemporary way. His current work, which focuses on the writings of Walter Benjamin in exile, as well as Jewish survival during the Holocaust, transports the viewer into a time long gone. Gisinger creates a certain analogue window, where through medium and matter, form and function, he crosses frontiers time and time again.