Our recommended exhibition this week, Fugitive Souls by Mitya Trotzki takes place in the Kunstverein at Rosa-Luxemburg-Platz.
What happen when you happen to be in front of history? When you have exclussive access to a new world record? When eight cruise ships and 54,700+ passengers embarking and disembarking in a single day pass right in front of your apartment window?
Why do some people on ships look like they are drifting numbly in a state of psychosis? Why are their faces painted with uncertainty, misery, and dread? And why do so many passengers (couples and singles) look so lonely? What is actually wrong with these people who seem condemned to have a good time? Intrigued by the mystery, I took a cruise myself.
The photographer MITYA TROTSKY (Dmitry Troitskiy) from Moscow, Russia, and based in Berlin and Miami answers this question with his series Fugitive Souls. Trotzki was On March 13, 2016, at Port Everglades in Fort Lauderdale, USA, when the World Record was broken. From his balcony and over the span of nearly two years, “I captured more than 7,000 images of cruise ships departing through our channel and the many passengers who took to their balconies to wave goodbye to all their worries. Using a telephoto lens, I captured an intimate look into these travelers’ lives without even being noticed.”
This photography series is exhibited until the 6th of January of 2018 in Berlin’s Gallery
Kunstverein at Rosa-Luxemburg-Platz.
curated by Anatoli Shuravlev
Photos © Mitya Trotzki
10.11.17 – 6.1.18
Mi-Fr / Wed–Fri 2-6pm + auf Anfrage / upon request
Winterpause / winter break: 23.12.17 – 2.1.18