Photographs and texts after interviews, with people from different countries and professional groups, since 2014, so far 30 pages, each DIN A2, folded

How do people grasp the concept of perspective today?

Do they recognize the possibilities of the term or hide some things and focus only on one perspective, their own?

What is the difference between visible perspectives and those of imagination?

I am interested in the inside, as well as in the exterior and in the before, as well as in the after.

Which spaces are created that can be transferred to my artistic work?

Which thematic groups are arising across national borders?

About the work

As a photographer, I regularly change my perspective, which initially means my local-spatial position. I make the decision to position myself both spontaneously and consciously, based on experience. For me, there is also something sculptural in looking at and working on the thing from different sides. The change of viewpoints leads to different starting positions in each case. In a figurative sense, these are comparable to the different understandings of the term perspective. This ambiguity is already inherent in the origin of the word – perspectare means “to look through something, to look at something closely” – although for centuries it was seen as a term only in the spatial sense in art. But even so, it represented an extension, because perspective added the third dimension. I ask myself to what extent others – artists, actors, but also people with completely different backgrounds – take up this old term and expand it. For example, creating a transition from the representational space into the spiritual in thought, the philosophical, the political space, how they have visions of society, take positions, but also, for example, with gestures, as in acting as a form of role-playing in space.

On the DIN A2 image-text-sheets first name, age, place and profession are mentioned. So the viewer gets an idea of the context the person comes from. This means which country, which city or which village, but also the professional group, which might differ in their type of thinking from others being influenced by the job they do. Age delivers the period of time the person has had for his / her personal development….