July 19, 2024

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Roland Blum : Poetry of Silence

Roland Blum : Poetry of Silence

The exposition finished not too long ago. Continue to, below is Roland Blum’s function.

The place
Originally a hospice of the Get of St. John, created in 1218, the modest church in the middle of Feldkirch’s historic centre is now, after a chequered historical past, dwelling to an incredible exhibition space for modern artwork.

The relics of the past assortment from the Romanesque basis partitions to the Baroque frescoes and the New Gothic significant altar.

It is straightforward to get shut to this place, as the church stands on a prominent sq. in the middle of the metropolis. Even so, lots of individuals do not glance powering the façade, where by one particular of the most exciting creative desires of the area is concealed. Anybody who techniques about the threshold of the church from the hustle and bustle of Marktgasse is immediately captivated by the silence, the gentle and the dimensions of the room. Gradually, one’s gaze wanders to the fragments of earlier periods. Like an open reserve, they explain to the tale of many hundreds of years. What will make this room exclusive are the usual factors of a church, but primarily the flooring, which is open up right after archaeological excavations. This combination of abundance and barrenness is a one of a kind venture for modern day art. Anyone who gets associated is inevitably on the trail of the location.


The Work
Timeless compositions of the Namib Desert from a bird’s eye check out. The Liechtenstein photographer Roland Blum focuses his digicam lens on the structures and kinds of the interesting landscape in southwest Africa.

Roland Blum provides eight large-format photographs (4m x 3m) in the church inside and a single motif in the sacristy of the Johanniterkirche. The photo compositions of the oldest desert in the environment had been taken from a helicopter.

2000 km long and 150 km extensive, the Namib Desert addresses an region of 270,000 km2. For nearly five many years, Roland Blum has been drawn again and all over again to the strange desert landscape of the remote northern Namib and its coastline, in which the desert is bordered by the Atlantic Ocean and the place the cold Benguela Latest meets the land. Almost each and every early morning, dense fog settles over the desert listed here, induced by the fast cooling of the sea air at night. Roland Blum flies specifically along the edge of the fog with his telephoto lens: “The for a longer period I invest with this landscape, the additional I knowledge its range. Small animals that survive due to the dampness of the fog or dunes that appear like snow just one working day and like zebras the next. Different semi-treasured stones and crystals mirror in the sunlight and give the sand a unique color palette. Based on the light problem and angle, it seems to be diverse each individual time. A barren mountain can quickly glow purple. The colours of a dune can alter from milky yellow to the kitschiest pink.”

Just before Roland Blum starts off having pictures, he requires a whole lot of time to make up a connection with the landscape. Ordinarily this comes about with very long walks, if doable primarily at evening. During the day, he scientific tests the light, which plays an elementary role in his function. His timeless photographic operates are extremely reminiscent of painting. Roland Blum could most likely most effective be described as a painter of mild, and portray with light-weight is images in the truest feeling of the word.


The artist
Roland Blum (born 1966 in Grabs in Liechtenstein) lives and is effective in Schaan. He examined tunes at the Jazz School and the Conservatory in Lucerne. His major functions are abstract aerial pictures. They have received prizes at numerous international competitions and can presently be found at the Venice Biennale in the Namibian pavilion.