…8, 9, 10. Isabelle Wenzel has ten seconds to take a pose before the camera clicks. Capturing a movement under pressure of time is closely related to photography, a medium whose significance is changing nowadays. We take tonnes of photographs but mainly look at the results on the reflecting screens of our computers and cell phones or send them off into the Cloud and forget about them. The book of photographs that Isabelle has been working on over the past few months is the starting point for this exhibition because of its tangibility and the care and attention that goes into it.
Making choices and combinations, turning the pages and pouring over images that stick in your memory or overlap is a process that she has translated into a wall-sized installation. Here she combines older works with recent works, intersperses photos of her own movements with photos of animals in unusual poses and details of the natural landscape, with which she has recently rediscovered a connection. ‘In this digital age we experience nature and the weather only sporadically. 'By doing fieldwork and photographing my movements in the open air – where I can touch the earth or feel the grass – I have a physical connection with my surroundings and with the moment.’