In The Diagonal Mirror, Martin Zeller (*1961) documents the rapid changes that have taken place in Hong Kong during the past three years in terms of urban planning, the structure of space and social developments. Both in classical Chinese painting and in the dense Asian cityscapes of today, the absence of a horizon and a vanishing point, and the resulting lack of a spatial hierarchy, creates what is for Western sensibilities a completely artificial feeling of space. Taking this alienating experience as his point of departure, Zeller has photographed the urban landscape in extremely high and wide formats and installed these excerpts overlapping diagonally across the wall.
Authors: Heinz Stahlhut, Leung Ping-kwan, Wolfgang Kubin
Artists: Martin Zeller
29,5 x 24,6 cm
82 color ills.