Idris Khan - Contemporary Artists

Every...Bernd And Hilla Becher Gable Sided Houses

Every...Bernd And Hilla Becher Gable Sided Houses The Saatchi Gallery
 

Idris Khan

Every...Bernd And Hilla Becher Gable Sided Houses

2004
Photographic print

208 x 160 cm

Since 1959 Bernd and Hilla Becher have been photographing industrial structures that exemplify modernist engineering, such as gas reservoirs and water towers. Their photographs are often presented in groups of similar design; their repeated images make these everyday buildings seem strangely imposing and alien. Idris Khan’s Every... Bernd And Hilla Becher... series appropriates the Bechers’ imagery and compiles their collections into single super-images. In this piece, multiple images of American-style gabled houses are digitally layered and super-imposed giving the effect of an impressionistic drawing or blurred film still.
 
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