Katrin Korfmann’s first temporary
public installation is a direct continuation of her interest in the
In this series of monochrome walls it is not the photographer who determines the frame and moment of making the image, since this customary responsibility has been transferred to the audience.
On the windows of a cafe on the Zeedijk in Amsterdam a frame was put on the windows, drastically curtailing the viewing space, so that it became a kind of viewing hole. At the opposite side of the street a white wall of about 8 meters long and 2,5 meters wide was built.
Seen through the frame, the passing public (which at this location consists of a strange combination of tourists, Chinese immigrants and prostitutes of the Red Light district) were perceived and isolated against the neutral background of the white wall, which disavows all specific details of the street, as if these figures were filmed in a photo studio.
In this peepshow random passersby appear as fabricated moving images.
Rijksakademie Amsterdam & Pieter Kemink