The making of Ultra Vision

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Over the course of the four seasons, Hans Wilschut (Ridderkerk, 1966) photographed four panoramas from Utrecht’s Dom Tower resulting in the series Ultra Vision.

Over the course of the four seasons, Hans Wilschut (Ridderkerk, 1966) photographed four panoramas from Utrecht’s Dom Tower. Wilschut affords us a view of the city that a human eye could never see. As each panorama consists of 60 to 90 photographs taken from three different viewpoints (from 40, 70 and 95 metres high), the resulting image is crystal clear both close up and in the distance. With these expansive panoramas, Wilschut seeks to blend historical Utrecht with the future Utrecht, and to show how the city relates to the surrounding world. Ultra Vision is a contemporary cityscape with a modern conception of the age-old panorama. 

Ultra Vision by Hans Wilschut is part of the project Stadsgezichten. Utrecht in transitie (Cityscapes. Utrecht in transition). This is a series of 12 photographic commissions by the foundation Stedelijke Fotografie Utrecht about the current scale enlargement of the city of Utrecht.

Video credits

  • Camera/direction: John Twigt 
  • Production: Pascale Wielenga 
  • Copyright: 2016 Centraal Museum Utrecht/Workstation-Amsterdam

 

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