Jules Spinatsch

Competing Agendas, Option 2 – Deutsche Börse Frankfurt 1440 Images recorded from 0h00 - 23h59, 8 June 2012, 2012

The 1,440 pictures were taken at Deutsche Börse Frankfurt on the opening day of the exhibition Status – 24 Contemporary Documents. They were transmitted to Fotomuseum in real-time and assembled into a panoramic picture. Slipcase with 1440 A4 laser prints, uncut on A4 paper Biotop 80g. Bound in 6 volumes, including 1 bound manual with instructions, 10 test prints. 240 images, 1 time-graph excerpt, 1 production shot from June 8, 2012 per volume.
Collection Fotomuseum Winterthur
Inv. no. 2012-023-001a
© Jules Spinatsch

Jules Spinatsch
b. 1964 (Davos, CH), lives and works in Zurich, CH and Vienna, AT

Jules Spinatsch does not need templates to make a document of his time. He does not need a bloody street battle or a group of dubious politicians to depict the G8 summit in Genoa. Spinatsch captures the details, the little things that happen on the sidelines, things that form the background to the events. He focuses on the barricades made of heaped-up containers – symbols of trade and the economy – deserted places, and minor matters. In their richness of detail, these things yield an unconventional overall picture of politicised places, where the key regulations enforce security and control, so that politicians and business moguls can carry out their negotiations within a sheltered vacuum.