Dieter Appelt

Forth Bridge - Cinema. Metric Space

About this artwork

It was during a journey through Scotland in 1976 that Appelt first saw the Forth Rail Bridge. It made an immediate impact and he began to imagine a film work based on its construction. He returned to the project in 2002, producing a precisely composed photographic montage of the Rail Bridge comprising 312 separate black and white prints. Appelt then began by making a 35mm film, running the camera along the parallel Road Bridge. For the artist, the piece “emerges like a musical score from the filmic frame”, constructing a formal complexity as intricate as the physical laws that govern the original structure. This work lends an expressive weight both to photography and the conceptualisation of one of Scotland’s iconic monuments.

  • title:
    Forth Bridge - Cinema. Metric Space
  • accession number:
    PGP 368.1
  • artist:
    Dieter AppeltGerman (born 1935)
  • gallery:
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  • materials:
    312 silver gelatine prints, framed in eight panels
  • date created:
    2004
  • measurements:
    150.00 x 400.00 cm (individual framed panels: 48.00 x 150.00 x 4.00 cm)
  • credit line:
    Purchased 2006
  • copyright:
    © Dieter Appelt

Dieter Appelt

Dieter Appelt