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The shooting range series (2007) reveals some of the blindspots of our experience of a culture of absolute visibility. The practice grounds of sports shooting are photographed as empty sets, presenting the aftermath of the activities that take place during the day. 10m, 25m or 50m ranges located in rough-looking environments fester with bullet-ridden targets, some of them showing human sihouettes.

Walls are torn open by bullet holes indicating the more disturbing aspects of  potential destruction that firearms might provoke outside this context. These protagonistless photographs are nevertheless emotionally charged with the contemporary climate. They address the emotional undercurrent of indeterminable threat contrasting our cool western distance with the locations of “real” war that have come to signify the strangeness of our 21st century experience.


















  kathrin kur