FLASHLIGHT INSECTS (2014)

 

In reference to the series Blitzlichtskulpturen, I continue my working method. But now with much smaller mirror cubes, -plates and –pyramids that are positioned and staged in a corner. There are no lights coming neither from the outside nor from the surroundings of my studio. In this darkness, the camera is placed exactly in the middle in front of the mirror installation.

 

Pressing the trigger button, the flashlight fires and the mirrors reflect the flashlight of the camera onto the surrounding walls. These lights then resonate back onto the mirroring surfaces and connect the perspective forms and lines into an illusion. In that moment the real is pushed into the background and the flashlight sculpture visualises itself. Made by the camera, hardly grasped by the eye and only captured by the camera, photography becomes the only witness of the flashlight sculptures existence.