When, for the first time, I saw this photograph of the installation »raume yellow« by Anne Lindberg, it seemed to me as if it had been digitally manipulated. But I knew that on this photograph there is only a three-dimensional installation to be seen.
I have a really strange feeling when looking at this photograph. There is something floating in the room. Something like a cloud, rather something non-material. I had the sense of having an encounter with something that is personal. (Like the planet Solaris in Tarkovsky’s film »Solaris«, where you see a foaming yellow, beige sea forming maelstroms on its surface. However, the film’s composition makes you feel like meeting something personal, individual.)
This impression intensifies, because I know one can’t go into this appearance without irretrievably destroying it. Hence, one has to let it create an impression on oneself. One can’t pocket it, can’t make demands upon it. It is fragile. You can only see it, or at most gently touch it. One has to take it as what it is, one has to be faithful, promising, and respectful. One loses the own sovereignty.
By saying “it”, I cannot be silent about the fact that “it” is just a collection of hundreds of threads. But, so what?
All of this reminds me of individuality and the holy, and my expected relation to and behaviour towards it.
Some different views to this work and others by Anne Lindberg you can find here: http://drawingcenter.org/index.php/2011/01/20/anne-lindbergs-raume-yellow-at-nerman-museum-of-contemporary-art-kansas/, http://www.annelindberg.com/writings/Thorson_Nerman.html
On www.annelindberg.com you can find more of her works, including drawings, installations, sculpture, and architecture projects.
Just to give some further examples…