Fotomuseum Winterthur | Saturday, 06.04. – Sunday, 02.06.2002

Claudio Moser – Walk on

Claudio Moser (*1959), who lives in Basel, travels around his environment, drives and walks, looks up at the blunt, dark grey architecture that blocks the view, gazes into the distance and explores the horizon for deeper meanings. His urbanistic photography seeks out rhythms, cinematographic qualities, as if his camera were running non-stop. Equally important, however, is the latent aspect, where nothing is ever fully formulated, clearly recognized or understood, as if he were feeling his way around in a grey, speechless zone, in a dense woodland maze that refuses to be disentangled. We come up against bars that obstruct the way, that divide the world into “inside” and “outside” Only a broken windowpane “speaks” of a deed, but it is over, and we do not know what happened. This latent “recitation” engenders a magnetic force; we are drawn into a tentative attempt to see, recognize and understand the world.

The exhibition was curated by Urs Stahel.