Forth Bridge - Cinema. Metric Space by Dieter Appelt

This intricate work comprises 312 separate gelatin silver prints assembled in a photographic montage of the Forth Bridge, one of Scotland's iconic architectural structures.


Gelatin silver prints framed in 8 panels & digital version of 35mm film on DVD
150 x 400 cm (excluding DVD)
Art Fund grant:
£25,000 ( Total: £57,354)
Acquired in:
Galerie Thomas Schulte

Each print is taken from a 35mm film shot by Appelt from the adjacent Forth Road Bridge. The composition of the work uses metrical sequences derived from mathematics and music.


Galerie Thomas Schulte, Berlin.

Venue details

Scottish National Portrait Gallery 1 Queen Street, EDINBURGH Edinburgh EH2 1JD 0131 624 6200

Entry details

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Daily, 10am – 5pm. Open from noon on 1 Jan. Closed 25 – 26 Dec.