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Vera Schwamborn

Vera Schwamborn is a photographer and art historian. She got to know Vilém Flusser in 1989 and worked 1992/93 in the Flusser-Archive in Den Haag.

Articles of Vera Schwamborn


These black and white pictures of a Merou, also known as Dusky Grouper (Epinephelus marginatus) were taken in August 1990 in the Aquarium Tropical at 293 avenue Daumesnil Paris 12°. In October 1991, Schwamborn met Flusser in the Hotel Königshof near the Stacchus in Munich and they discussed her Merou project. Flusser was fascinated by the fractal analogy of the patterns on the water surface and the skin of the fish captured by the coarse-grained resolution of the photography and wanted to use them for one of his Artforum texts dealing with fractals and self-similarity. However, because of his death in November, this project was not realized.

Mérou (PDF 141.06 KB)

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