Verortungen is the act of situating oneself inside a landscape.
"I seek a state of mind, a closeness to something that I acquire, experience and feel. As a consequence, it escapes and is no longer of interest. My immediacy causes change and manipulation, values are shifted through my presence."
Verortungen is the result of an artistic collaboration between the photographer Laurent Ziegler and the performer Malika Fankha. Both artists deal with the relationship of the individual towards spatial patterns, with the localization of physical and sensual perceptions as imprints on a map, integrated into our experience of the outer landscape.
The endless space of emptiness shifts by only a subtle rupture, a confrontation with the living matter. Insights vary in both, appearance and impact. Scars appear, once unequal forces collide, clash at certain points and reveal an injury to the outside. This exposed damage breaks given structures and shows the confrontation with landscapes as a means for a new situatedness.
Verortungen is accompanied by text and sound sculptures by Malika Fankha (excerpt).
it drops / you drop / dead / it slips / out of your hands / it splits / my world from yours
C4 Prints limited edition 2014