Exploration beschränkter Sichtfelder
(exploration of limited fields of view)
by Annika Lotter and Katharina Landisch
✦ Awarded with the Golden Nail at the ADC Talent Award 2021 ✦
The field of view is what we see when we look straight ahead with a neutral head position. It is irrelevant what we see clearly and what is in focus – the surrounding area, which we perceive but cannot see sharply, is also part of it.
Rediscovering and expanding our personal field of vision was the goal of this project. We took a close look at our environment and broke through restrictions. Of course, there were one-way streets or dead ends that led to nowhere, but there were also clearings and forks that allowed new ideas to emerge.
In addition to the expansion, it was also particularly interesting for us to see what can happen when we artificially limit our field of vision, when we view the world with blinders on. Whether analog or digital, we let ourselves be guided by various concepts that determine or influence our everyday lives.
With a lot of curiosity and creativity we resisted this process, turned our gaze to our outside world and explored it together. Through shared authorship it was possible to expand two subjective fields of vision, so that within three months a conglomerate of unknown and diverse topics was revealed, whose references are relevant to the now.