(Maastricht / Eiffelgebouw)
Dieter Kiessling (1957, Germany) investigates with utmost care and precision the conditions that lie at the basis of creating images by means of technical media. In Dust too this motif recurs. Kiessling opts for a combination of intellectual approach and coincidence. A slide projector placed behind a television screen projects a light beam onto the backside of the television set. A video camera absorbs part of the light beam and directly transmits the images onto the television screen. The screen shows dust particles that float in air. The bright spots against the dark background conjure up a starry sky in the galaxy. The tiniest things that are barely perceptible trigger associations of what is huge and very perceptible. This play with scale and perspective makes you wonder about human perception, the mechanisms of reproduction and the construction of reality. A representation of a landscape stretches beyond what we can observe from our earthly vantage point.