the beauty of the lingering white (work in process)

German writer Michael Ende wrote about time: “Life holds one great but quite commonplace mystery. Though shared by each of us and known to all, seldom rates a second thought. That mystery, which most of us take for granted and never think twice about, is time. Calendars and clocks exist to measure time, but that signifies little because we all know that an hour can seem as eternity or pass in a flash, according to how we spend it. Time is life itself, and life resides in the human heart.”

The beauty of the lingering white is a photo sequence that circles around the question what is time and what could mean the absence of time like timelessness. So by thinking about how I could visualise timelessness I am playing with other related notions as silence, time and space, death, the nothing, emptiness and the colour white. I try to answer this questions about what time could be for myself, how do I perceive time, as it is a subjective experience and how is it related to the topics mentioned.

The interaction between snow, white outs and fog for instance in nature visually plays a big role in my photography. Through the snow landscapes and their whiteness I try to visualise my personal perceptions of timelessness as an empty space for instance.

In support of artist-in-residencies of Salzburg Künstlerhaus Austria, Haihatus Joutsa Finland , Tenjin-Yama Sapporo Japan, Bioartica Kilpisjärvi Finland, Raumars, Rauma Finland, Kunstuniversität Linz, Austria, Filmuniversität Potsdam-Babelsberg Germany.