Christoffer Joergensen / Volta Basel 9
At VOLTA 9 we are pleased to present YOU AND I ARE NOT SO DIFFERENT, an installation of new works by Christoffer Joergensen. The cinematic title resonates with the artist’s narrative style and his ability to create intriguing fields of tension, for instance between rigid, almost Cartesian grids and a blurry complexity or between abstract patterns and photographic subject matter.
For his Grogram images, the artist manually cuts two different photographs into thin strips and then weaves them together to form a new image. Details of photographs of unrelated people and circumstances are united in this way. Once interwoven, the two images influence and to an extent veil each other. The people in them loose their individuality and become types.
Meanwhile, in his Eurospheres series Joergensen digitally mirrors triangular fragments of his photographs of plenary halls to form hexagonal patterns reminiscent of honeycombs or kaleidoscopes. Dotted around these hex...