This work is devoted to the lack of connection that digital images have to any material, their lack of grounding in any substance, their arbitrary scalability, and asks the fundamental question as to the quality of the extent to which they can be experienced.
Analogue images are bound to their carriers. The digital image, displayed on screen, is ephemeral and unbound, unattached, loose. Freed from material shackles, it can be scaled at will. The screen and the zoom function have provided us with a new way of seeing. This allows us to delve effortlessly into the image matter and to look at random parts with a constant viewing area and window size. The same is true for pixels, the smallest visual elements in rasterized images – they no longer have any fixed dimension. Size has become relative. Distance and proximity become blurred.
Stretch and freeze, that is my aim. I am seeking strength, firmness and materiality. Three image sections measuring 41 x 41 pixel of a clinker masonry wall serve as an example. They are mounted on a surface of 1.2 x1.2 meter each. At times, this is a random endeavour, yet it is also an attempt to extract some materiality from the fleeting digital material.