Photographer's Note

Tear the roof off the sucker

The giant ‘Luminator’ kinetic sculpture of Jean Tinguely seems to have so much unleashed power in it that it could easily tear thru the lightweight roof of the KunstHal Rotterdam museum if it wants to leave. But there’s no need. The roof of the building was actually temporary removed to get the most bulky items of the Tinguely exhibition in. And this will be done again when the sculpture returns to the Jean Tinguely Museum in Basle. During the design phase of the KunstHal, it was prepared for this kind of operation and with this architect Rem Koolhaas from OMA took his deconstructionist design practises again a step further ;-)

A picture of the “Méta Harmonie IV” industrial music machine s in the WS and a video clip of it is: here

There’s no shortage of available words when you want to describe the facinating work of Jean Tinguely. Amongst much other things it’s pretty funky.
‘Tear the roof off the sucker (give up the funk)” was a single from Parliament, from their Mothership Connection album. Released in 1976 on Casablanca
A Treklens pic with the same title, shot in Paradiso Amsterdam, is here

The process: For a graphism-lover like me, entering the exhibition felt like coming to an exciting party. But it actually wasn't easy to make photographic sense of the whole gestalt … certainly with the limitted focal range of my trusted little Fuji. A little tilt saved the day here.
The PCS3 tech: altered the saturation, contrast, curves and levels for the whole pic and some elements separately, using different layers, enhanced the edges, USM-ed, added a frame and resized and did a gentle USM again.

exif data

Camera Manufacturer : FUJIFILM
Camera Model : FinePix F30
Exposure time [s] : 1/80
F-Number : 4.5
Exposure program : Aperture priority (3)
ISO speed ratings : 100
Date taken : 2007:10:21 14:47:41
Exposure bias value : -67/100
Metering mode : Evaluative, Multi-segment (5)
Focal length [mm] : 36 mm (35 mm equiv)
Colour space : sRGB
image width : 3504
image length : 2336
Contrast : Normal
Saturation : Normal
Sharpness : Normal

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Additional Photos by Bert Hoetmer (bertolucci) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1928 W: 122 N: 4345] (14052)
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