REAR WINDOW 2021
307 digital photos on inkjet transparent foils
8 double windows each 163 x 45 cm
Pop-Up Gallery Atelier Zug
Gipsstrasse 3, Berlin
The quarantine period had brought me closer to the feelings of the protagonist of Alfred Hitchcock's film Rear Window. The window was my only contact with the outside world and the communication took place through another kind of window, the digital one.
To create the work, I downloaded hundreds of portraits from my friends' profiles on Facebook. I edited 307 photos, printed them in black and white on transparent inkjet foil and fixed them on the windows in double-overlapping rows. The faces integrate and merge with the outside space.
Credits: © Bernd Hiepe