Series of Archival Pigment Prints, 22 x 17 inch, 2015
Paternoster unfolds through a range of media- photography, video, and installation. Seemingly broken into bits, the installation creates a multi-layered image space, in which a cyclic elevator system Paternoster serves as a metaphor for serial production and the transformation of knowledge into technology.
Paternoster combines objects with various mnemo-technical prostheses, both still and moving images, and digital and analog technologies. The project investigates the nature of the archive more precisely, what an "archive” is in specific historical or spatial constellations.
The gradual infiltration of plants that emerge again and again, like specters from the past, creates inter–penetrations between various media, and raises the tension between archive as a concept and archive as an actual space.
Single Channel Video Loops, Sound, 2014
The project is dominated by wandering around in public buildings that may be linked to the idea of “Wanderslust”, and my strong desire to travel and being a tourist in the lost home The video loops are reminiscent of the communications technologies of the mid 19th Century.
The views from the elevators are intervals, series of isolated fragments, and at the same time accumulations of likeness that follow a structure that relies on archival logic.
The narrative in Paternoster is digressive, a work in progress that desperately avoids coming to an end.