Viele Menschen singen irgendwie gemeinsam viele Songs von Bob Marley. Jeder auf seine ganz persönliche Weise.
‚Legend (A Portrait of Bob Marley),‘ 2005
Shot at Gee Jam Studios, Port Antonio, Jamaica, March 2005
30-Channel Installation: 30 Hard Drives
Duration: 62 minutes, 40 seconds
Photograph: Jörg von Bruchhausen
Breitz’s experiments in the field of portraiture can cumulatively be described as an ongoing anthropology of the fan. Beginning with ‘Legend (A Portrait of Bob Marley).
In each case, Breitz first sets out to identify ardent fans of the musical icon to be portrayed, by placing ads in newspapers, magazines and fanzines, as well as on the Internet. Those who respond to this initial call (typically numbering in their hundreds) are then put through a rigorous set of procedures designed to exclude less than authentic fans of the celebrity in question, in order to arrive at the final group of participants.