The exhibition by Geska Brečević and Robert Brečević at Centro Fotográfico Manuel Álvarez Bravo, Oaxaca featured a series of video installations and photographs and glass works from the current phase in Performing Pictures work that mixes pinhole camera and stop motion techniques into "motion picture paintings". Using a pinhole camera, 4x5 inch paper negative and a scanner, a stop motion animation is recorded image-by-image with long exposures and unpredictable diffractive light properties of moving 3-dimensional objects and rugged textures.
Before the opening of the exhibition, a presentation of the book The Crossing of Two Lines – a collaboration between Performing Pictures and British writer Dougald Hine was presented. The book is both a document of Performing Pictures work with venerative artefacts and a reflection over its significance in different social contexts seen from a personal view. From the Croatian island of Rab to the pueblo of Zegache in Oaxaca, Mexico, hundreds of colour photographs chart the making and use of venerative artefacts and mixed media. Meanwhile, in a series of texts—one essay, four interviews, ten short poems—we trace the intersecting lines of personal and collective experience which meet in this work.
The exihibition ran September 28 - 26 October 2013.