Starting point for her solo show blindspotting is the photographic installation Lost and Found. Their Material derives from a vast image-collection of lost, forgotten or discarded items, which Christine de la Garenne encountered in everyday life or on her many trips. These research trips to the lapidary traces of human presence, how Garenne calls it, she undertakes since 2002. The provenances of these found images are mostly localized on peripheries where the urban starts to mix with nature and the city-borders become fuzzy, like the flat shrimp, which remained on the pavement far from the sea. The work Lost and Found directs our view onto objects we are surrounded by so that they are not perished in the busy breathlessness of our daily routine.
By means of staging found objects, Christine de la Garenne challenges the (seemingly) visible and the obscure behind in the installation Black Mirror (2016), which she designed particularly for this exhibition at DAS ESSZIMMER. Using reflections, flashbacks and inversions an ambiguity is created, which questions the known. The video work Aeon (2011) enlarges the created space of illusion and reality, truth or lie, fiction or realness with the dimension of time. The irreversible and steady direction of time experiences a confusing dispersal in Aeon.