The video and sound installation Maintenant / Toujours is an invitation to a suggestive journey, a trip along a tree lined street. But the whole scenery is just to be seen as adumbration. The Austrian artist Jutta Strohmaier limited herself to catching only the play of lights and shadows on her path. The changing light situations invent a rhythmical space that is formed as a netting of shadow structures.
With this work Strohmaier goes on a search for the quality of a moment. Through transformation and overlapping of spatial and chronological parameters, the artist tries to invent an aesthetic of movement and change, seeking a space of memory.
A part of the projects presented by Jutta Strohmaier, at Le Cube, has been developed during her residency at Le Cube -independent art room.
About the artist
In her work, Jutta Strohmaier is interested in exploring the notion of space and focuses through her photographs and installations on the relationship between the image and reality. She also explores the way she can seize independent realities in her projects.
“For me, photography is not merely a representation of reality. To the contrary, I am interested in the exploration of the boundaries between acquired knowledge, the habits of a traditional vision, and the new systems of perception. The coincidence of presentation is what interests me in particular, as well as interpretation and the new codes of technology. This creates infinite possibilities. They are in movement, and can constantly change their constellations.”