National Portrait Gallery

Talents 04 . Frank Berger / Florian Ebner
August 26 2006 until September 24 2006
a.d.S. National Portrait Gallery © Frank Berger
a.d.S. National Portrait Gallery © Frank Berger
a.d.S. National Portrait Gallery © Frank Berger
a.d.S. National Portrait Gallery © Frank Berger
a.d.S. National Portrait Gallery © Frank Berger
a.d.S. National Portrait Gallery © Frank Berger


London, National Portrait Gallery: the side façade of this imposing historic edifice, and the street in front of it. Within this architectural framework, an urban spectacle unfolds: passers–by, businesspeople, couples, women carrying bags, wearing sunglasses, with children, tourists, families, men with mobile phones, men in shorts, men with rucksacks, and in front of them, cars of every colour, many of them taxis, and delivery vans and buses blocking the view. In combination, these elements form a flexible structure, a close web made up of a variety of actors who, imperceptibly, make reference to each other and interact. The incessant stream of passersby is interrupted by a single figure, a young woman standing slightly elevated on two flat empty boxes, a withdrawn, sometimes hidden, sometimes solitary figure but one with an insistent presence, a real piece of street furniture, a living statue.