Visions: Landscapes, 1994 back
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Installation at the exhibition »All & Tag«, Galerie Rähnitzgasse Dresden.
Books, concrete, milk bottles, old slides. Each 80 x 25 x 30 cm

At a London flea market, a metal box with black and white large-format slides fell into her hands. She took them to be evidence of a perfect world of long ago, as most of them were of idyllic landscapes taken many decades before. The majority of them deal such motifs as the coursing of rivers, lakes, ponds or other bodies of water. Like a laboratory experiment, she mounted the slides on milk bottles. The glass plates thereby appear to be carriers of the wafer-thin, highly sensitive layer of an object under inspection (the untouched landscape), and the bottleneck becomes a magnifying glass or microscope. Together with the books, upon which heavy concrete bricks weigh like architectonic constructions, a new artificial landscape takes shape, fragile and compact, visual and spiritual.

From: Gerhard Haupt, Resistance-images
In: Pat Binder: Zapping. Institut für Auslandsbeziehungen, Berlin 1996
©  Pat Binder