The picture 'View from other side' is a very much enlarged photograph of a commercial slide from the 1970s.
The slide was backlit during shooting and at the same time illuminated from the front.
by Majla Zeneli
Daniela Friebel is intrigued by the question of how we perceive images – and consequently, the perception of reality. She plays with photographic illusions in order to muse about the surface of images, the surface of things – and the tension between the visible and the invisible.
Friebel's photograph in the exhibition “Reflections” shows an object trouvé, in the form of a diapositive that becomes a translucent mise en abyme: the paper frame of the diapositive turns into a picture in its own right – with instructions of itself inscribed.
Those who still remember the analogous film frames know how a slide should be put on a projector upside down and reversed. Yet on this paper frame configures an additional instruction: “View from other side” which not only indicates the poetics of seeing but can be interpreted in different ways and reads like poetry.
On the occasion of the exhibition 'Reflections / Appropriating Language 21' in the Galerie Manière Noire with Tom McGlynn, Holger Stark & Daniela Friebel.