Zoltán Szegedy-Maszák

Zoltán Szegedy-Maszák, Photogram, 1991


PET bottles filled with water, photogram on baryta photo paper

Hungary 1991 (re-enactment 2010)


“My first publicly shown work related to photographic imaging was the Photogram object from 1991, a work with ten identical bottles of mineral water lying on their photograms. The cylinders filled with water function, on the one hand, as lenses rendering the photogram’s details visible; on the other hand, they show a ‘moving image’ that changes as the observer moves, the effect based on lenticular lenses known from the old ‘winking photos’. As the bottles lie in the same place as they did at the moment of exposure, the observer may take the position of the light source generating the image, from where a more or less even, dark gray surface appears behind the bottles.” (Zoltán Szegedy-Maszák,


Zoltán Szegedy-Maszák, born 1969 in Budapest, lives and works in Budapest, Hungary.



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