The starting point for Michael Strasser’s interventions staged specially for the photographs, are empty rooms characterized by a sense of in-betweenness and the imminent transformation into something new. Initially, the onlooker feels alone, but very soon the presence of objects brought to life becomes palpable. Golden tubes wildly snake their way across the room; parquet flooring tiles pile up to form a human-sized something and peak out of a window; a brown, stained carpet cowers in a corner, then appears neatly folded as if waiting for someone to collect it. Michael Strasser’s works showcase the past and reluctantly edge out the future. They reveal the traces of identity that remain whenever we leave the intimacy of our living spaces.
The catalogue was printed on the occasion of the exhibitions: "Domestic Sculpture Garden" (Jan 27 - Mar 03, 2012) and "Sites of Desire" (Mar 25 - Jun 24, 2012).
Editor: Paul Kajander
Language: German, English
Size: 35,5 x 29,7 cm
Publisher: Fotohof Editions, 2012