Black East Wild West
In the flow of movement, dark masses, bizarre situations, shadowy portraits and questionable details oscillate between the real and the invented. The sceneries of the photographs are located at the interfaces between the secular and the sacred, at the channels of desire and at places of former home.
How do you feel before you enter Cologne Cathedral through the west portal, where people have been coming and going every day for 500 years? With which confessions does the believer come back to daylight? Today, the sites of the modern search for salvation are mostly located in the immediate vicinity of the old cathedrals. In the shopping streets, too, the stream of people flows along open portals that invite to salvation.
But how do the atmospheres of the sceneries change when people disappear and places and paths have been abandoned as a result of overheated acceleration? Or how do the movements of the people change when mimetic desire leads to a state of exception and the difference between the invented and the real has no meaning?
A documentary view of moving people, moving masses and abandoned places. The photographs were in the years 2005 to 2016.
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