04.12.2015 — 14.02.2016
Rolf Sachs was born in Lausanne, Switzerland, in 1955 and is recognised for his distinctive, conceptual approach, which he applies to a breadth of projects, ranging from photography, furniture, lighting, sculpture, installations, through to architectural projects and set design for opera and ballet.
Camera in Motion features moments in time of the spectacular landscape along the railway line Albula/Bernina. Starting in 2012, Sachs performed his photographic experiment over the period of one year. From the window of a moving train, the scenery along the Rhaetian railway line was captured. The Leica S Camera enabled him to capture the landscape in impressive accuracy despite the train’s high velocity.
Sachs’ experimental approach to photography becomes evident in these surprising images, enabling the viewer to see an unknown reality that goes beyond real-life perception.
Through the contrast of the focused object and passing landscape, Sachs’ pieces levitate between abstraction and reality, photography and painting. Sachs’ subjects are houses, trains, and forests alternately bathed in a mix of light and shadow. Rooted to the ground, they silently witness the train rushing past them.