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Heaven and Earth, variations of grey only divided by a lack of differentiation in black. Two abstracted plains develop from materialized silver in the photographic process.
The sky in its immaterial intangibility sparks the phantasy, the earth leaves its indexical imprint of reflected light on the photographic emulsion. Between metaphysics and the real the individual loses its uniqueness in the program of the reproduction.
The deepest black in the print informs only the expert in photography about the wasted possibility of the unexposed part. What appears as black in the positive is a blank space in the negative. The unutilized in-between loses its potentiality with the washing-off of the silver. It becomes the symbol for the ultimate „This could have been“. The potential of the in-between carrying only an insecure trace of the human hand links the two abstracted images. The individual, that lost its uniqueness in the technical process, intervenes retroactively and fills the void of possibilities.
This space is now open to the phantasy of the viewer, to fill with images that were once possible but will never come into being.
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Gesamtansicht Between haven and earth Between haven and earth Detail Between haven and earth Between haven and earth Between haven and earth Between haven and earth Between haven and earth Between haven and earth Between haven and earth Between haven and earth Between haven and earth Between haven and earth Between haven and earth Between haven and earth Between haven and earth Between haven and earth Between haven and earth Between haven and earth
Between Heaven and Earth, pigment print on paper 80 x 80 cm or backlite film, dimensions variable