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joan fontcuberta barbara and michael leisgen
muriel toulemonde juan ugalde
 



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socio-politics in poetry, a colloborative úuvre
Barbara (born in 1940) and Michael Leisgen (born in 1944) live in Germany. Both former students of the Karlsruhe Fine Arts School, they devoted themselves as early as 1969 to photography, a discipline conducive to a two-artist approach.

In their very first photographic works, they developed an úuvre on nature: in the Mimesis series, Barbara insinuates herself into a rolling landscape through the movement of her arms in a photographic interpretation of Friedrich's work: Morgenlicht.

In Les Alphabets du soleil (Alphabets of the sun), a series instigated by the Leisgens in the late 70s and a recurrent theme ever since, they capture the marks made by the sun as they move the camera while photographing its image.

Later on, their work would take a new direction, more closely involved in the political reality of the time, then becoming more intimate.

Throughout the different series, the Symbolic and the Poetical always provide the leitmotif of their work.


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  (F‹R WALTER BENJAMIN), FINALE, 1997
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