Fred Tomaselli • Arrested Motion

Thursday, 19 February 2015

“On the one hand, these men belong (in every sense of the word) to the background that surrounds them. Their clothes are stained with the same materials that stain the walls. Their bodies, particularly their hands, have the shape and texture given by the work that takes place there. In a few moments, they will hand back the cable release and get back to work, because while they are there, their hours belong to the place. On the other hand, while they stand in the photograph it is not easy for the viewer to mentally push them back into the machinery that would otherwise occupy them. They are seen as both of the place and not of it.” Houman Harouni on Farideh Sakhaeifar • Guardian