Special Edition for VTph editions
In this new series, the artist Sarah Straßmann explores the space between folded objects, lights, and shadows and our empiric reality.
Based on the previous series, The Kingdom 2019 (in progress), the photographic objects of the work are based on mobile phone shots that have been photographed during an artist residency at the Perrhe archaeological site in south-eastern Turkey. In the ancient kingdom of Commagene, a mountain range runs through the landscape, into which the ruler Antiochos had built extensive architectural complexes 200 years before Christ. Stairs, columns, and rooms were wrested from the rocks. The mobile phone's panorama function captures these shapes and structures.
A new space was constructed before by folding the motifs printed on paper and fabric, which in turn wrests extended dimensions from the photograph. The work questions our perception of order and space but also tries to reformulate it.