I started with the simple idea that everywhere there is something to see. Giving all places equal importance, and in order to focus my attention, I choose particular locations in Berlin for exploration with the aid of random numbers. After one year of photographing in solitude, I started to see these locations as opening up possibilities for collaboration with other people, so I invited the trumpet player and composer Axel Dörner to record the sound of the places and his own music there.
[work in progress]
A selection from my ongoing flow of photographs taken daily at random clock times.
Arranged in chronological order.
Instead of using a situation or an object as a starting point for making photographs, the series That Chair, uses a random number generator to determine the moments throughout the day when a picture is to be made. This series refuses to divide things into the categories interesting/uninteresting, worthy of ones’ attention or not, but instead is based on the idea of accepting whatever comes, leading to the emergence of meaning out of "nothing" and the awareness of oneself in the surrounding space.
Photographed during DDK Trio [Dörner/Demierre/Kocher] Russian tour in late 2016.
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Played Twice | Berlin
Played Twice | Kaliningrad
The series Played Twice is based on the photographs I made in 2012—2013 in Kaliningrad, Russia. In 2016 I marked the locations where those photos had been made, on the map of Kaliningrad. The resulting scheme was converted into an appropriate scale and superimposed onto the map of Berlin, which gave me 39 semi-random locations in which I started to photograph. Текст / Text