Author: Christine Miess

In my artistic work I keep looking for this unique spell, these faraway realities. Because to me, photography is a dance between dream and reality. Working analogue enriches my work, as the film builds a truthful basis for the pictorial worlds.

The photographs of the series ‘Time Collapsing’ are multiple exposures on 35mm film. The key sentence of the pictures is: Not everything seen is real. To me, they are a dance between dream and reality. Various points in time collapse within each single negative and evolve into a new pictorial word – some of them smooth and gentle, others seething and tempestuous. Equal to an orchestra. Only together with composition, musical score and conductor the notes, the individual instruments unite to form a new melody, a new and distinct acoustic pattern. Dream worlds burst into existence, seduce us to stay, make us pause for a moment.

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