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Zwischenspiel is a German word that can be broken down into two parts: Zwischen and Spiel.

Zwischen translates to between or in between. It denotes a state or space of being located or situated between two points, entities or moments. It implies a sense of transition, connection, or intermediary state.

Spiel translates to play or game. It refers to an activity that is engaged in for amusement, recreation or fun. In the context of Zwischenspiel, it can suggest a playful or dynamic element, as well as the notion of performance or interaction.

Together, Zwischenspiel can be understood as a play between or interplay. It captures the idea of a subtle interaction or exchange occurring within an intermediate space or moment. In the context of this series, Zwischenspiel [Interlude] conveys the essence of exploring the interplay between various elements, perspectives, or moments captured in the photographs. It suggests a narrative or dialogue unfolding within the liminal space, inviting viewers to engage with the connections and transitions present in the series.

Zwischenspiel is an ongoing visual narrative that I have developed into five pairs of photographs for this edition. The photographs capture subtle moments.


By grouping the images into diptychs, a dynamic interplay is created between the individual photographs. These playful interludes allow the viewer to discover the »in-between«. Each pair of pictures opens up a dialog that goes beyond the individual images and draws attention to what happens between the lines.


Zwischenspiel invites us to reflect on the influence of perspective and point of view on our own perception. The pairs of images play with how a single object – or, more broadly, a theme, a problem or a hypothesis – can be perceived from different angles, positions and ways of thinking. This series encourages us to reflect on the fleeting nature of our own perception and the ever-changing nature of interpretation. By inviting the viewer to explore the different angles, I playfully challenge them to reflect on the complexity of their own seeing and understanding. And thus to develop a deeper understanding of the multi-layered levels of human, individual experience.