Dirty containers and old walls contain a world of their own that can be epic in scale. Small as it is, it is usually hidden from our view, but it is there if you look close enough. When you do, some motifs immediately catch your eye as you recognize a familiar concept. But more often less distinguished and seemingly less attractive surfaces, with their complex forms and patterns, produce the most striking images. It’s just a matter of removing the context and replacing it with a new one. This way, partial shots of rusty doors and garbage containers, old walls and cracked tiles, even dirty tires, suddenly become abstractions.
Blaž Kutin, July 2013
Blaž Kutin is a filmmaker and photographer. Born in Ljubljana, Slovenia, he is currently based in Berlin, Germany. He graduated in ethnology and sociology, but soon started working as a film writer/director. He directed several shorts and received a Media New Talent award at the Cannes Film Festival for his screenplay “Lara” (2006). His first feature film “We’ve Never been to Venice” (2008) screened at numerous film festivals around the world. In 2012 he started exploring abstract photography.
I WAS HERE Published August 16, 2013