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LA Crash Photo Series by Mirko Martin

Juxtapoz // Monday, 30 May 2011
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This is an interesting photo series by Mirko Martin, called LA Crash. As Sarah Frost notes, "He mixes shots of actual streets with motifs from film productions (including costumed actors and staged disasters), which he happens to come across in public."

Frost continues:

"‘It’s about getting into the fiction that is America, America as fiction. After all, it is as this fiction that it rules the world.’ Martin intensifies the effects of simulation (in Jean Baudrillard’s sense of the word) by adding another layer of motifs to L.A. Crash. He mixes shots of actual streets with motifs from film productions (including costumed actors and staged disasters), which he happens to come across in public. However, the question of what is authentic and what is constructed always remains open. This blurs the line between documentary and staged photography.”



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