Miami Beach Cinematheque. Dec 4th, 2008. A Walk “Temp sur temps”, a photographic/audio-visual work by Lesly Hamilton, premiers at the Miami Beach Cinematheque on Dec 4th at 8:30 p.m. as part of the Art Basel Miami Beach special events.
As the artist describes, "Before questioning, I found myself drawn to quite a bleak attraction when meandering between Postdammer Platz and Unter den Linden in Berlin: the "EST" underground stations reopened after twenty nine years in darkness. Mythical places, these were penciled-in on my map until then. High above the vast gloomy no-man's land was the big round Deutsche S-Bahn up on a pole at the entrance, and only the aroma of grilled "bockwurst" from the kiosk nearby uplifted the scene."
"I was engaged on a path leading to an obsessional quest about signs and tracks of time and the ephemeral traces of man, no doubt inspired by these surroundings where the burden of history had left its marks. It became my territory, without counting how often I would come back from Paris by night train, more often by bus. I remained attentive like the hunter waiting for prey, like the archaeologist seeking new pieces. The swift indifference or aloof respect of passers-by gave me the incentive to pursue with determination a long walk originally never planned."
Miami Beach Cinematheque
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