the Night

photo series

2009 - continuing

pigmentprint on fineart paper, aluminiumdibond

1/10+1 and 1/7+1, signed, numbered

each 30 cm tall

At nighttime especially highly industrial areas are lit up by a great number of artificial lights. This artificial lighting exists 24/7, even when it’s not actually needed. The picture sequence the Night uses this lighting, a series of pictures taken on weekdays between 1am and 4am make this kind of illumination accessible again.

Therefore the floodlights which still light up the sky of the former airport Berlin Tempelhof build an aura of light behind barbed wire, the Mercedes-Benz manufactory in Sindelfingen has a kind of white daylight illumination which stands out as a white island, lying inbetween the regular yellow city lights.