“I imagined myself as a collector of photographs, showing to other architecture-fans this wonder of house-building.”

Reykjavic Slides

 

When Dieter Roth arrived in Reykjavik in Iceland in the late 1950s, he wanted to photograph all the houses in this city. With his children and their friend Páll Magnússon, they walked, one by one, all the streets of the city. With a frontal perspective, they photographed each of the houses, collecting some 14,000 slides in total. The pictures were taken in the scant light of the northern winter and the long days of the boreal summer. One by one, the houses of Dieter Roth evoke the lives of their inhabitants. What would be the image of your city today?

Reykjavic Slides
Reykjavic Slides
Reykjavic Slides

WORKS IN THE COLLECTION BY Dieter Roth

I don’t think about art when I’m working. I try to think about life
Jean-Michel Basquiat