In her series “Forces” is not photographied sweet and pleasing nature but its violent and destructive powers after all. Roaring water-cases, spray foamy water-masses, down-falling ice-scraps, eroding rocks determine the large-sized pictures. At close range the powerful-exalted scenes are photographed almost as if the camera had been placed right in the middle of them. So Sonja Braas succeeds a visiblity and nearly an audiblity of the strength and energy of these unrestrained dramas of nature.
But how is this nature real and authentic? Subtle hints and unreal light-effects show that parts of the pictures are simulated. In “Forces” the energies of not only the “pure” nature take effect but also of a hyper-reality, an artistically increased nature.
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26,00 × 30,00 cm
Hardcover, bound, with dust jacket, without Schuber
Languages: German, English
by Städtische Galerie Wolfsburg authors Susanne Pfleger and Thomas Seelig
The illustrated book was published on the occasion of the exhibition «ForcesÓ, Städtische Galerie Wolfsburg, 2004.