Zielony´s film of the building is made of seven thousand single images, shot at night with a digital single-lens reflex camera, are used to create nine minutes of animation film. The pace slows and stops, disassociating itself from real time with harsh cuts and an uncertain rhythm. The architecture in and out of focus, Zielony captures the same lethargy here, the transitory state between night and day. The smooth marriage of utopian architecture and dystopian society. There is no notion of mafia or even nationality. Just young, broken kids slouching, smoking, disappearing into shadows. Beatrice Galilee
Tobias Zielony , born 1973 in Wuppertal, studied documentary photography in Bristol and photography in Leipzig. Since 2009 he has held a professorship in photography at the KHM in Cologne. Zielony has photographed since 2000 in such different places as Halle-Neustadt, Los Angeles, Bristol, Winnipeg and Marseille.