Lena Fließbach Curator´s Choice
Against the background of multiple ecological and humanitarian crises of our time, the artist explores questions about the perception of space and pictorial space, the supposed perfection of mapped views, the satellite and aerial photographs and 3D images, or the earth observations of Google Earth and Google Maps.
Alexander Gehring's works are analog hand prints developed in his Berlin laboratory. In his series Dark Chambers, he addresses the relationship between man and image by photographing the interior of caves. Not only in Plato's allegory of the cave does the bright image of the visible world arise in darkness, but in Alexander Gehring's photography, the place of origin of the images is also in darkness - the dark chamber.
Anne Schwalbe finds the extraordinary in the nature surrounding us seemingly as a matter of course. Her analog photographs are mostly close-ups taken in daylight, which she finally pulls off by hand in her lab. Anne Schwalbe roams through Japanese gardens and temples to discover a familiar silence in trees, blossoms, or plants in the middle of cities like Kyoto and Tokyo and captures it for us.