Imagines († 22.08. 2012), Imagines († 16.08. 2012), Imagines († 13.08.2012), 2012
At first sight Esther Hunziker’s large-scale works from the series Imagines look like abstract photographs. Detached little black dots are arranged on the white surface. When looked at closely though, one identifies the dark spots as real-life insects. Every piece stands for one night and shows the insects that were drawn to the light and died during the night. The artist fixated the flies in the order she found them on the floor under the neon tubes of her studio. This generates a pattern that reveals the marks of night and light and reminds of a distant starry sky – only negative. The Latin name Imagines (stands for image) is used in zoology for fully-grown, winged insects.
EHB 5866, 2012
In her video work EHB 5866, Esther Hunziker has created a fictional galaxy, in which a single moon constantly rotates around its own axis. The animation’s semitransparent image is perpetually duplicated and superimposed. The cross sections of the layers generate a continuously changing white surface that steadily eats away the remaining space. Hunziker’s absurd galaxy is based on a simple programming that perpetually generates new values for axis, rotation, and size.
(Texte: Christine Burger)