"We believe that evolution somehow magically creates greater overall value and order on earth. Now that the environment we live in is becoming so dissipated and disordered that it is apparent to the naked eye, we are beginning for the first time to have second thoughts about our views on evolution, progress, and the creation of things of material value . . Evolution means the creation of larger and larger islands of order at the expense of the ever greater seas of disorder in the world."—*Jeremy Rifkin, Entropy: A New World View
My interest lies in the surfaces,structures and textures, which- materially or optically, as a product of decaying or new order creating processes- accumulate on the edges of urban reality. I visit places and dedicate my attention towards object clusters and solitary items, which, being marginal figures in the proceeding civilisation could perform an oustanding liaison with man kind, if it were not denial and dismissal excluding them from fundamental processes of our daily life so successfully. Rubbish dumps, sewage works, slaughterhouses- I focus on these notional coherences, without dissociating from the material or documental view. Overhead shots and excerpts outline and catalogue the surfaces: In the interspace between analytical photography and poetic experiment a liberty can be acquired akin to the liberty of painting. With the so acquired concentration of formal qualities I refurbish associational regions which source their questions from microscopic cross sections or landscape photography as well as their epistemological and art-theoretical conditions of reception. The final documental image, so I hope, does hereby not deny its intrinsic inscrutability and the imposture of ist visual set-ups. Occasionally the image will dissolve completely, akin to the captured material. The shaped structures, now set free, allow new thoughts, new alliterations of chemical and social transformation procedures, structual analogies of unknown and unnamed significances, to evolve.