from further away

The environment we grow up in shapes our personality. It influences how we move, breathe, see and hear and in doing so has a big impact on who webecome as a person. The world has manifested itself inside us. To acknowledge this and to become aware of our environment’s important role is often much easier from the distance.
As children we already develop different ways to perceive the world. However, we often realise this only much later in life. Spatial and temporal distance allow us to recognise our roots and reflect on them.

This piece can be interpreted as a self-portrait of the artist. Five photographs showcase the Kanisfluh, a very distinct mountain situated just in front of the artist’s childhood home.
Proximity and distance not only influence our perception of important childhood places but also the perception of these images.

 

screen printing on cotton 2012