New Horizons, 2023
The photographs of the series "New Horizons" visualize a view into a future, in which it could be possible for humans to realize travels to other planets and to colonize them.
With its surreal-looking black and white works "New Horizons" conveys a feeling between pioneering spirit and desolation. On the one hand, extraordinary and fascinating rock formations can be seen. On the other hand, the life and colors of the planet Earth have disappeared and people find themselves in a barren landscape, in a place hostile to life. The fascination of the new is portrayed, as well as a critical look at the idea of leaving planet Earth, which will be scarred by man-made climate change, and finding a replacement.
Furthermore, the dramaturgy of the series symbolizes the potential repetition of human behavior on other planets. Humans appear in an untouched landscape, taking what they want and leaving behind their shadows as well as their consumption-related waste. Like the human being itself, this waste appears in the former natural environment like a foreign body in the system.