The images in the SURFACES series are not limited to the face of the persons photographed; they instead show their entire head. The chronistic perspective not only enables a simultaneous omnilateral view of the head but also allows the simultaneous perception of the emotions facially expressed during the exposure together with the visual effects of traits such as temperament or inner restlessness. Thirty seconds in front of the running time-slit camera is too long a time to conceal individual typicality completely.
As in their other picture cycles, KOSCHIES transposes a temporal succession into a spatial juxtaposition in the series that is SURFACES. The results are temporal, two-dimensional sculptures – panoramic views of the main seat of the human senses as intense landscapes of faces and heads. The sitters come from different age groups and social classes. They are neither named nor assigned culturally or geographically; there are no references to their religious and political beliefs or gender orientation. In their depiction, they are reduced to themselves, the accessories that support their social location for the most part removed.
All works from this series: pigment print on canvas; signed and numbered.