TENSE – TIME FRAMES 2015
Corresponding to the verb tenses in German grammar, a wooden construction – rounded letter of differing sizes with equal spacing bolted to a plate beneath – was photographed with an analogue camera in studio conditions. A number of the technical parameters inherent to photography – depth of focus, focal distance, exposure time, source of light – relevant to the object are applied to the respective tense of the present, past, and future. They change the view of the object: it will have been, it will be, it is, it was, it has been, it had been. The utilized photographic means of illuminating the object forces a retardation of the receptive process, the sharpening of the vision in fleeting, signal-oriented world of perception.
In cooperation with Tim Nowitzki