Rays of Light (Lichtblicke)

During the artist in residency in Riga in September, my goal was to investigate the identity  of a place in terms of the sense of a place in the public urban space at a location in the city and in the countryside around Riga on the coast. My intention was to make the atmosphere, as I perceive it through the light in the space, sensually tangible to the viewer.  I was interested in examining light in different spaces and using light images to describe the moods of light. I converted the resulting light images into color negatives, so that by inverting them into the photo negative, I could open up a space for interpretation on the subject of what a ray of light could be for me. Ray of Light" is a translation of the German term "Lichtblicke", which can be translated in a second meaning as "Bright Spots" or "Glimpses of Light". The German term Lichtblicke actually has all these different meanings. Through photographic light drawing diverse atmospheric multicolored color veils were created. By reversing the photography into the color negative, I am interested in examining the questions of light in its inversion and to generate more knowledge about light in the city and in the countryside.


rays of light, 2022 

Project realized during an artist in residency in Riga at the ISSP Gallery residency in September 2022.