Meat Factory Weissenfels, 1996/2008/2016

‘The situation, said Brecht, is complicate because of , less than at anytime does a simple reproduction of reality tell us anything about reality. A photograph of the Krupp work or AEG yields almost nothing about these institutions. Reality proper has slipped into functional. The reification of human relationships, the factory, let’s say, no longer reveals these relationships. Therefore something has actually to be constructed, something artificial, something set up.’

Walter Benjamin, Short History of Photography, 1931

© 2008 Frank Berger