'horror vacui' 2013
The series horror vacui is made up of 20 photographic still lifes. The everyday objects depicted are all in a state of dissolution. They incorporate organic and inorganic remnants, packaging, shells and empty cases. The arrangement of the folds in both the fabrics and papers play a central role in the composition of the images. The map acts as a base and as an object and is settled in a space between the two. The veins of its urban structures form a patterned plane.
Nowadays there is no space for emptiness. Based on this area of tension my work is connected through themes of emptiness, abundance and transformation. The title horror vacui refers to a psychological phenomenon of the same name, describing a fear of empty space. The subject of this artwork is the visual impression of patterns in relation to empty space.
This work leads to an idea of a world where the level of emptiness is raised. Defining for my work are also these essential questions about photography as a medium: What is photography, what has it turned into and what could it become?
The nonexistent areas are of particular interest.