Camera Austria International 108 | 2009
We are pleased to present the current issue – the fourth for 2009 – Camera Austria No. 108, and, as with every new issue of this magazine, we hope that the topics we have focused on over the past few months will be of interest to our readers! In addition to two contemporary positions – Jochen Lempert and Zhao Liang – in this issue we also feature Darcy Lange (1946 – 2005), a pioneer of early video art whose work appears important to us in view of its artistic and socio-political relevance and that we wish to bring back into the current discussion with this publication. The singularity of Lange’s artistic stance (examined by Mercedes Vincente and Helen Legg) is reflected above all in his ethically driven concept of realism and his very pithy documentary handling of the photography, film and video media. He used these media in parallel, in some cases simultaneously, in his “Work Studies”, in which Lange found a structure for his examination of the representation of work and the world of work that is fascinating in terms of its concept and with regard to the medium.