“Going against the grain of fast, mass-produced photography, Berlin-based visual artist Michel Lamoller has developed his meditative way of creating images that push our idea of what an image can be into new directions.” (Kiriakos Spirou in Dapper Dan Magazine #16)
The prototypic work of Michel Lamoller combines and expands the traditions of photography and bas-relief and explores the three-dimensional possibilities of images. Its main focus lies on confronting the reality of an image with the construction of an alternative, three-dimensional space inside of it.
Exclusively for this exhibition the artist has created site-specific photographic objects that reflect upon the architecture of the exhibition space and takes the viewer on a trip into his own perception.
Michel Lamoller’s work reminds us that after all reality is fragmented by default and that it is the nature of our perception to trick us into believing that we simply receive the world as it is. In fact the construct called ‚reality‘ is created during the process of perception.
The paradigm shift in Epistemology from Kants ‘Thing-in-itself‘ to Phenomenology’s insight that there is neither a ‚pure’ object nor a ‚pure’ subject has still not reached the everyday consciousness.
In particular when it comes to photography we seem to be visual illiterates, accepting a photo as an alithia, a truthful documentation of the real and not as an illusionary machine-made image that only appears to be objective. By fragmenting the image in depth, Lamoller’s works deconstruct the habitual process of perceiving an image and makes this process observable.