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NACHTS
2018

nachts, which translates to “at nighttime“, is a photographic and textual examination of the state of night. It is based on observations and reflections on artistic, scientific and social works and occurrences regarding this topic. By using methods of image, narration and exhibition, the project investigates the atmospheres of darkness and displays exemplary situations that befall or could befall people at nighttime. The night essentially influences our being. When we are not asleep, we seem to live in a
different world, the otherness of which is marked by contradictory extremes in human thought
and action. nachts sets the possible in contrast with the real. The aim of leaving room for interpretation is to develop a greater awareness of the state of presence and absence within the viewers and make them reconsider the concept of reality. The ambivalence of the night, which is based on perception and uncertainty, is used as a stylistic
device in order to question the stereotypical
negative categories attributed to the night and
to extract positive aspects from them.
















NACHTS
2018

nachts, which translates to “at nighttime“, is a photographic and textual examination of the state of night. It is based on observations and reflections on artistic, scientific and social works and occurrences regarding this topic. By using methods of image, narration and exhibition, the project investigates the atmospheres of darkness and displays exemplary situations that befall or could befall people at nighttime. The night essentially influences our being. When we are not asleep, we seem to live in a different world, the otherness of which is marked by contradictory extremes in human thought and action. nachts sets the possible in contrast with the real. The aim of leaving room for interpretation is to develop a greater awareness of the state of presence and absence within the viewers and make them reconsider the concept of reality. The ambivalence of the night, which is based on perception and uncertainty, is used as a stylistic device in order to question the stereotypical negative categories attributed to the night and to extract positive aspects from them.




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