First work in the series of photographic finds, Flight Formation presents discarded bullet cases, collected and arranged in order on a backdrop made of pressed wool, evoking the bullet embedded in the animal’s hide. The cases are arranged to reflect a chromatic taste and emphasize the importance of each individual shot.
Bullet case, wool, iron frame, 95 x 125 cm (each), 2015
A subtle theme connects the images of this series, The visible and the invisible. Ephemeral subjects like an oil stain or an unusual atmospheric event, the tracks left from a recent tussle between animals, artifacts flowering from the soil of an archaeological site, the remains of a dead wolf encased within a rusting old car, war bunkers hidden in a wood, the unusual form of an asphalt paver whose product is so familiar to us, matter passing through the time, and so on. The subject of the image isn’t immediately visible to the observer and can only be grasped through a connection made within our mind. The visible and the invisible, repeat this formula as you scroll through the images and their hidden content will be revealed.
To Build a Fire is an engraving that reproduces an image from an imaginary survival manual. The drawing illustrates a survival strategy used by a visual researcher: the light that passes through the photographic lens can kindle a fire. The title comes from a story by Jack London in which the need to light a fire is the only way to stay alive.
Compositions part 1 is a photographic performance. The subjects of the images are finds collected during long walks in a landscape, subsequently installed and photographed. I have created compositions inspired by the decorative arts with natural motifs as a theme; the references range from Art Nouveau to the Wunderkammer and magic rituals. The objects collected become sacred goods, respecting the landscape of our living.