until April 9th
With "Ricochet", the artist and photographer Rudolf Steiner presents a series of pictures that document his fascination for the uncanny.
The pictures, taken over the last six years in the surroundings of his studio in Rondchâtel near Biel, translate –thanks to the use of a special digital shooting technique– the landscapes of rugged rocks, abandoned tunnels and huge industrial plants into "tableaux" of strange beauty.
The word "Ricochet" comes from French and means "rebound" or "bounce back" and is often used in connection with firearms or artillery. With this term, Rudolf Steiner refers to a theory of perception propagated by Plato and later Euclid, which states that a "ray of vision" emanates from the moving eye and scans the world in the field of vision - like a blind man with his blind cane scanning the street in front of him, or like a scanner registering the visible line by line in order to output it as an image.
Due to the long duration of the recording session, atmospheric influences such as wind, light changes due to clouds and fog are inscribed into the picture - the "visual ray" bounces off, the "ricochets" are recorded.