EinfÄlle und ZufÄlle/ Tree-tops Re-modeled, 2007
B/W Photographs (50 cm x 60 cm each), Rapid Prototypes, Wood Glass, 300 cm x
200 cm, 150 cm
This installation contrasts a series of rapid prototyped work with a
selection of b/w photographs from the early 90s in an attempt to see how the
two ends of a circle look like when they meet.
The selection of photographs is taken from Einfälle und Zufälle, a larger
body of work that was done using an old Kodak Brownie camera. The images in
this series were often taken at night or in bad light situations; the camera
was frequently pointing straight into artificial light sources. Visual
control of the images was impossible and so was the control of the exposure.
Point, open, ho----ld, and close. The work is part a diary and part an
experiment in seeing. It is also an expression of a moody life in search of
Treetops Re-modelled are still an experiment in seeing, and it is still a
diary. Data was collected in Catford (around the corner of my house),
Burgess Park (on my way to college), Ipswich (where I work), and Clapton
(where friends live). I photographed the tops of trees that had their
branches cut from various angles in order to re-create a 3-D space from
which the models were developed.
There is little on the surface that connects these two bodies of work. There
is much, however, in-between.