In Kammerspiele, romantic images from picture postcards are partly blocked by miniature tiles. They are allusions to exotic places, to times past and at the same time refer to parts of an interior space. The viewer’s gaze constantly shifts between the now (functionality and architecture) to an elsewhere (desire or nostalgia). The title Kammerspiele can be translated as ‘drawing-room theatre’ – staged here between images of absent places, absent events, and present architecture and forms.
I like the idea of desire in a postcard. The postcard as we know today started in the early 1900’s. With the permission to print the word ‘Postcard’ on the backside of the card, it was now allowed to write on this side, saving the front for just the image. This image started to function as a souvenir from a ‘different world’, presenting the exotic, the ideal. It became a projection of our cultural way of looking at the landscape. A cut-out perfect landscape without disorders. You could see them as a mediator between our expectations and reality.
20x40x10 cm, postcard, miniature plastic tiles