|Invisible New York City
|[...] My composite photographs are not a duplication of what I saw in New York. Rather, these works show a different, an invisible New York. Only in these images do I recognise the true vitality of New York with all its shades of human warmth and bleakness, with its range of gentle and loud timbres. But it is precisely in this perceptibility that these works harbour their unfathomable quality. A sense of otherness emerges covertly from within the impenetrable, condensed visibility of the images. Hence, with even greater lucidity than any reality whose photographability gives it the impression of being unequivocal, they reveal that the phenomenon of the city, even for those who live in it, will always remain quintessentially unknowable.
[Excerpt from the special publication (Separatum): Invisible New York City, 2015]
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