This is an experimental photographic conversation between
my friend Nadja Ellinger and me that developed during the first months of the corona pandemic. Looking back today from 2023 the lockdowns seem to be an unproportionally far away historic event of the past, it feels a bit like a collective strange dream. Did all of this really happen? And did we really just go back to normal?Interestingly, when I look at these photographs today, although the perspective back then was a completely different one, they seem to always have contained precisely this ambiguous, dream-like, and semitransparent character.
"Being in isolation is a strong limitation of space: The world is closing in, to a few square meters of my bedroom, taking me hostage and restricting my encounters to online zoom meetings.
But while this claustrophobic situation might lock us in a limited physical space, we still have the opportunity to create new, imaginary spaces. Though divided between the distance
between Berlin and Munich, Nadja and I are opening-up this transitional space, by exchanging one image every day as an answer to the previous picture.
The apertures of our cameras are creating a rapture in the border between the inside and the outside, like a door to the forbidden outside world. So even though taken in different cities, the images begin to exist in the same fictional realm, creating an impossible narrative connecting our both lives." (Text by Nadja Ellinger)