Repetitive aesthetical interventions using external materials in forest spaces, as well as the search for the right installation spot, made me recall my childhood-forest years. We spent our first years in Austria living at countrysides surrounded by woods and agriculture. In 1992, I remember the first time I`ve asked the other kids to go into the conifer forest behind the house. As I couldn`t explain myself, mum gave me a dictionary and the two words gehen and Wald (going, forest), a direct way to communicate my intention. This moment marks the beginning of my forest years, defined by exploration, occupancy and construction.
A safe space, full of spaces. Landscape of imagination, perception and memory. Scenery and canvas. Always working according to the structure, dimension and atmosphere of the chosen site, I ad – lay, span, hang, put and mount.
While the spatial experience is never meant to be shared with public, the work I do exhibit are high quality medium format photographs, limited documents of the ephemeral situations.
The image above shows the forest behind the house we used to stay in 1992. I took the photo in summer 2019 when I visited this place for the first time in 27 years.