MBU Street Zine Issue 4
Sergej VUTUC, Raphaël ZARKA, Fabiano RODRIGUES
Segej Vutuc explores the materiality of the book itself and activates the reader to intervene in the original setting. The unopened, but bound and tacked pages hide additional images on their backside, one can simply rip the sheets to look behind them - and also put them together again in an own order. In doing so, a key moment of Segej Vutuc’s artistic method is transferred to the reader: working with the photographic material, ripping, kinking, destroying, and discovering what happened to the images during this process.
The book brings together the work of three artists, besides Vutuc’s work there are the self-portraits by Fabiano Rodrigues and images of the installation by Raphael Zarka. They all have in common that they combine their strong connection to art and photography with the skateboard culture.
For the book, Vutuc took their outcomes and composed a choreography of street scenes, repeated again and again in different extracts and angles, underpinned with abstract architectural shapes and images of objects that connected to both - architecture and skateboarding.
The flow of rough black and white images - resulting from Vutuc’s practice of recopying the material - are hold together by the appearance of a human body, which returns as a recurring motif, interacting and sometimes even conglomerating with architectural shapes and the public space.