Sonja Braas – ‘The Passage’

Sonja Braas’s ‘The Passage’ – minimalist landscape of frozen moments as a journey through fictitious space to depict time as a subjective dimension depending on the viewer.

„Through the gradual realization, that the images do not meet the expectation of authenticity and the resulting dissolution of the illusion of a chronological flow, assuredness in defining a position in time and space is replaced by assumption and interpretation. Space and time become abstractions that are no longer independent from the viewer, but are on the contrary completely based on the viewer’s perception.”

Sonja Braas - The Passage

Sonja Braas – The Passage

 

“The chronological succession is implied by the continuously changing sky and the change of source and intensity of the light: a temporary, “seasonal”, gradual darkening from nearly blinding daylight to almost absolute darkness that only the light of the moon and the stars interrupts. Changes in the landscape lead to the perception of movement. It is not a directed movement: the last image connects to the first, perhaps one arrives at the same location the journey had begun. The implication is that of a loop – the journey might not begin or end but repeat itself.”

 

Sonja Braas - The Passage

Sonja Braas – The Passage