Matières deals with the recording of time – by tracing as well as memorizing time using lines. It is an artistic-philosophic attempt to individually sense, observe and memorize time in a very self-aware way. Time is in its essence linear and – in any event – is always passing. Here, the line stands emblematically as the expression of the inevitable linearity of time.
The emergence of these fragmented timelines derives from a ruminant work process. With the highest calm and concentration an uninterrupted line is drawn as straight as possible from one end of the picture to the other. The next line is drawn as close to the first line as possible without intersection. I have to admit irregularities and the absence of perfection. Each single deviation of straightness generates consequences.
Time takes its course – also in visual terms. Spatial and temporal interdependence manifests itself with the succession of lines. The act of drawing a line becomes the exclusive conscious experience.
Time looses itself in the line.