For her staged photos, Astrid Busch uses her own photographs, as well as images from archives, antiquarian bookshops or the Internet. The various materials are arranged in layers, sprayed and illuminated. Her own video recordings can also be projected onto these “settings”. What is physically present is thus deliberately obscured. The recordings evoke the impression that they are moments from a continuously changing event. Thus each photo is a step in a long chain of work processes.
The photographs themselves become, also in our exhibition, components of spatially related installations. In the photographs as well as in the installations in the room, the play with different levels of illumination creates a state of suspension between representational and abstract, between two- and three-dimensionality and between statics and movement.