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Peter Piller * 1968 in Fritzlar, Allemagne, lives in Hambourg

Peter Piller works on reinterpretation and depiction of modern documentary photographs and archive images previously published in other contexts (regional newspapers, internet…). He classifies and rearranges its as mural installations and artist’s books. With a careful observation and a subtle humor, Peter Piller, through this method, questions the images and the media’s potential. He examines possibilities and limits of photography in relation to conceptual art. From 1994 [...]

Peter Piller works on reinterpretation and depiction of modern documentary photographs and archive images previously published in other contexts (regional newspapers, internet…). He classifies and rearranges its as mural installations and artist’s books. With a careful observation and a subtle humor, Peter Piller, through this method, questions the images and the media’s potential. He examines possibilities and limits of photography in relation to conceptual art. From 1994 to 2005, Peter Piller earned his living as the head for documentation in an important media agency in Hambourg, in charge with daily analyzing and archiving 150 regional newspapers. This activity established the material for the “Archiv Peter Piller“, an artistic collection of newspaper’s photographs classified on subjective typologies giving a feed back on our information culture and its visual archetypes.

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