The artistic duo Sarah Cooper and Nina Gorfer – “We don’t want to document the time we live in per se, or to analyze the very moment or event we’re photographing, rather we’re more interested in blurring times and space.”
“Combining an archaic photographic technique with objects that are part and parcel of contemporary life and modern consumer society, Swiss artistic duo put them in a rose-pink color of varying degrees of transparency, each boasting an aura of its own. While present in the traces, indeed almost tangible marks, they leave on the paper, they are at the same time absent, slowly fading away in the manner of an afterimage behind closed eyelids.” Martin Gasser Curator / Swiss Foundation for Photography, 2003
In his series ‘Invasions‘ French photographer Charles Pétillon uses balloons to materialize his ideas of unseen, unsaid, missed, forgotten in a poetic way. He builds in situ installations made of white balloons in places all around the world ranging from Calais and Dover beaches to the streets of Shanghai or to the black slopes of Mount Etna in Sicily. He creates a unique relationship between the ephemeral aspect of the installation and the photograph, which is the only testimony of something that does not exist anymore.
Have you ever asked yourselves “what it might look like if a black hole started bending time and space on Earth?” Well, Turkish photographer Aydin Büyüktas, inspired by Edwin Abbat’s book “Flatland: A Romance of Many Dimensions”, the use of drone and with the help of a digital manipulation, suggested his own creative reply in a series of photographs. The idea of the project is to convert the way humans are used to see the world and presenting it a multidimensional perspective, he hopes to help people to imagine their ordinary surroundings differently.
“Flotsam//waterplants” is a series that captures the complex natural beauty and movement of flowers and plants when exposed to the elements of moving water, in particular the subtlety in their structure, texture and form.
Constantly drawn back to using plants and flowers in my work, I wanted to strip back and simplify from my previous work and let the flowers speak for themselves, as though I am taking their portraits. The added element of water was initially a way to highlight the natural forms, colors and textures.”