SEASON OF ADMIN - FRANKFURT ELEGIES (2008-2015)
At the origin of the series is an unease regarding any socially organised and administered relationship to nature and
things. The photographs deal with issues related to: the self-description of a subject that considers itself autonomous,
autocratic (but scarcely appears in the photographs); the agency of things, assuming an understanding of
hybrid forms of actions; and progress and myth.
Through the choice of image frame, my photographic approach decontextualizes the local, so to speak, cultural
context of the place of the take in order to transfer it to a narrative level of its own. The concept of my editing aims
to explore ordering structures and render interactions between living creatures and things visible. What emerges is
an ironic game that hovers between traces of uncanny moments and of disintegrating assertions.
The expression ADMIN in the name of the series, SEASON OF ADMIN, has a double-meaning: it refers on the one
hand to administration and thus a form of modern routine work; on the other, to the Admin common today in computer
technology, representing a human personality in a thing (the computer). The significance of this title is that
man – who understands himself as the administrator of all orders of Being – is structured by the order of a thing he