The works I have
selected share a common characteristic—inspiring open spaces for new views and
thoughts. They also all have graphic, drawing-like dimensions, and soundtracks
that interested me.
immediately attracted me because it differentiates from the typical viewing
experience, opening up a new space. Being unfamiliar with Arabic ornaments,
this brings in another interesting aspect. It reminds me of early Len Lye
works—the rapid change of the single drawings remind me of strobe lights, thus
increasing attention. I am also reminded of an earlier Carsten
architectural history interest me. The combination of photo material and
collage-like animation, symbols, abstraction, and reality in this work form a
narrative. There are environmental and architectural aspects, but also an
enjoyable, surprising story.
Works about abandoned
places have an important place in my collection. Therefore, I was immediately
interested in this work. Starting with an outside shot of the building, then
transitioning to reveal its emptiness inside brings up thoughts about its
possible history. The skater’s choreography—drawing lines with his board and
leaving a trace on the ground—brings the space new life. The changing
perspectives and the soundtrack—which is very strong and could stand as a
soundpiece on its own—create a special rhythm.