portraits in motion

Posted 15 Mar 2017 @ 12:52pm

You may remember flipbooks from your childhood – brief sequences of consecutive images that you rapidly flick through to invoke the illusion of movement, lying somewhere between photography and film in effect – montage theory to a tee.


Volker Gerling is a passionate creator of photography, film and an intrepid traveller. His show Portraits in Motion was inspired by this idea of...

Posted 2 Mar 2016 @ 7:41pm

“I am a storyteller,” says Volker Gerling. “A flipbook-film-storyteller.” Gerling is a troubadour of sorts. He is renowned for wandering his native Germany collecting stories, taking photos of people, compiling the photos into flipbooks and turning himself into a travelling cinema. A flip book is a primitive form of animation, and the Germans have a delightful word for it – Daumenkino – which...

Posted 26 Feb 2016 @ 9:01am

Volker Gerling's Portraits In Motion will come to Theatre Works this March as a part of the Festival of Live Art.


Since 2003, Volker Gerling has walked over 3,500km throughout his native Germany, creating flip book portraits of the people he has met along the way.
Now he will bring his his travelling thumb cinema exhibition to Melbourne, through Portraits in...

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