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2012, Michael Spahr
Duration: 12:00
Edition: 3
Exhibition: 11. April — 07. July 2012
In his digital collage PIMPOLIS he „pimps-up“ Bumpliz (medieval spelling: Pimpenymgis/Bimplitz) creating a pulsing city (greek: Polis). Michael Spahr constructs a (sub) urban dreamworld from hundreds of photographs, all of which were shot in Berne-West. A habitation emerges, vanishes and morphs itself. The (sub) urban village becomes an unexpected urban metropolis. Fascinating metamorphoses occur within the surreal animation, touching thereby on such urban themes as „gentrification“, „migration/ multiculturalism“ or „urban sprawling“.