Repetitive aesthetical interventions using external elements in forest spaces, as well as the search for the right installation spot, made me recall a certain time in my childhood. We spent our first years in Austria living at countrysides surrounded by forests and agriculture. I remember the first time I`ve asked the other kids to go into the dark conifer forest behind the house. As I couldn`t explain myself, mum gave me a dictionary and the two words gehen and Wald (go, forest) have been the fastest way to communicate my intention. This happening marks the beginning of my forest years, defined by exploration, occupancy and construction of all kinds of hideouts.
The forest as scenery and canvas. Space full of spaces. Place of imagination, perception and memory. Cultural- and natural landscape. Always working according to the structure, dimension and atmosphere of the chosen site, the spatial experience is never meant to be shared with public. Work I do exhibit are high quality medium format photographs, limited documents of the ephemeral situations.
The first 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.