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Nothing could be seen clearly anymore. I was surrounded by long shadows. The jungle had suddenly become still, which made the rustles and screams here and there worsen. (Yossi Ghinsberg)

The photographs in the Jungle series present a view on everyday and omnipresent visual incidents. Trees and bushes cast their shadows onto various surfaces.
Jungle focuses on the convergence and the interference of nature and culture, of what has naturally grown and what man has planned, as well as their changing interplay over the course of time.
However, at the heart of this work is the pleasure of observing; detecting similarities, noticing how a surface suddenly becomes three-dimensional, or identifying familiar shapes that seem to emerge from random patterns; in the constant flow of visual stimuli a feeling of surprise and confusion emerges.

Nichts war mehr klar zu erkennen; lange Schatten umgaben mich. Plötzlich war der Dschungel still geworden, was das gelegentliche Rascheln und Schreien nur verstärkte. (Yossi Ghinsberg)

In den Fotografien der Serie Dschungel wird der Blick auf ein alltägliches und allgegenwärtiges visuelles Ereignis gezeigt: Bäume und Sträucher werfen ihre Schatten auf verschiedene Oberflächen.
Das Interesse gilt dem Aufeinandertreffen und der Überlagerung von Natur und Kultur, Gewachsenem und Geplantem, so wie der Veränderung dieses Zusammenspiels im Laufe der Zeit.
Im Zentrum der Arbeit steht jedoch die Freude am Schauen: Ähnlichkeiten erfassen, eine plötzliche Entstehung von Dreidimensionalität aus einer Fläche, oder wenn man in zufälligen Mustern etwas wiederzuerkennen glaubt. Wenn man im stetigen Fluss visueller Reize zugleich überrascht und verunsichert wird.

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About the Author

Claudia Fritz
claudiafritz Innsbruck, Tirol, Austria

Born in Innsbruck in 1973.
Studied architecture in Innsbruck and Paris.
Lives and works in Innsbruck.
Workshops with C. Kuhner (Texas), J. Just und L. Adrian (Paris), E. Ruben (New Jersey) and R. Larl (Innsbruck).
Participation in projects of the „Photographic Documentary of the Tyrolian Country“ initiated by Fotoforum Innsbruck Gallery and the Tyrolian government‘s Media Centre, artistic guidance: R. Larl
2008 Group Exhibition „Places and Surfaces“ at Fotoforum Innsbruck
2010 Group Exhibition „End of the Valley“ at Fotoforum Innsbruck
2012 Group Exhibition „Between Imagination and Reality – 88 Panoramas“ at Fotoforum Innsbruck
2009/2010 Group Exhibition „End of Ötztal“ at Aqua Dome Gallery, Längenfeld
2011 Exhibition „December Wind“ at KunstWerkRaum Mesnerhaus Mieming as a part of the Group Exhibition „Traces of Light“
since 2012 member of the Tyrolian Artists Association
2012 Solo Exhibition „Jungle“ at Fotoforum Innsbruck
2012 Az W Photo Award, Centre for Architecture Vienna

Publish Date  November 20, 2011

Dimensions  Small Square  106 pgs   Premium Paper, matte finish

Category  Fine Art Photography

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