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© VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn 2019<br/>    Picture: Courtesy of Galerie Barbara Gross, Munich<br />

Sabine Hornig

Born 1964 in Pforzheim, Germany
Lives and works in Berlin

Fenster ohne Boden I, 2006

C-Print behind plexiglas
160 x 222.5 cm

Sabine Hornig studied sculpture and only came to photography later in life. In her window images, she confronts the viewer with a concept of space that is exceptional in two-dimensional photography. At first glance, it seems as if the viewer's space is reflected in framed glass, interfering with the actual motif. Only a second probing look reveals that the reflection in front of the motif does not mirror the space in which the viewer is standing. Initial irritation fades with the realisation that the reflection itself is part of the artwork and permanently fixed in the photo.

Sabine Hornig is drawn to windows. In their glassy and transparent materiality, they simultaneously connect and separate. Although the pane separates interior space from exterior, the reflection unites the two spheres into one. The viewer gains both insight and outlook.

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