The beginning of the work is the inquiring exploration of a city by means of extensive, aimless rambling. It’s all there.
THE RELEVANCE OF APPEARANCE
A photograph depicts the visible areas of space only. The detail of a real situation at a specific time in the past. How do the levels of the space present themselves? The concreteness, the concept, the complex situation? I want to learn to read what appears. By taking photographs. The thing itself. For an understanding of space and the conditions of space production.
Integrated into a culturally coded perceptual pattern, the photograph is readable as a symbolic depiction of a space. At the same time, it establishes a connection to an individual perception and experience. Photographs contain a specific attitude toward things.
People in photographs of architecture. Where am I, where are the others? What am I doing here, and what can any of us do here? Architecture, enduring pithiness in its form, yet at the same time offering a wealth of experience in terms of its versatility. This is where the quality of architectural spaces becomes visible. Working with people on the spot is part of my work.