Light is limited during nighttime. This circumstance constrains what can be perceived, what can be recognized by contrast, focussing the attention and the awareness on what can be seen.During daytime, the slowly disintegrating stables are noted among many others across the fields, for the cluster of stables is immediately recognized as part of the landscape however at nighttime, the perspective reverses: while the landscape withdraws from attention with the progressing limitation of light and the darkening of what lies in the distance to the observer, the single, individual objects, the stables, appear in their ravishing beauty. In that sense, the limitation of light is not only revealing the beauty of attrition, but is also altering the recognition and perception of objects by the delimitation of the observer’s sight, enforcing greater awareness and observation of the surrounding objects.The described radicalisation of awareness and perception through the limitation of light can be reinforced by stepping away from the classical point of view whilst the gained attention through the containment of the visual field provides a contemplating potential often underestimated in visual recognition. In Stabulum, the focal point of the photographical recordings has been set forth along the ridge side of the stables, not just to alter the point of view, but rather to unfold the potential within that uncommon sight, to reveal the beauty of attrition and to lay open the beauty of an object within a dimmed landscape.

Fig. 01
Lot I
Lot I
Linthebene, Switzerland
1 of 9
3 + 1 AP
227.5x175.5cm (framed)
c-print, diasec
Contemplatio V, 2011

Notes: Stabulum, noun,
1.a. stall or stable or enclosure or fold lair or den
1.b. herd
1.c. garage (cal)
1.d. inn or tavern
1.f. brothel
1.g. dwelling or hut