Intimate Space

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  • The photo has become part of Georgia Creimer's project "Intimate Space" from the Olympic Village in Innsbruck, Austria- and represents my vision of intimate space.
    This is the view of an atypical roof. It gives the feeling of a metaphysical, infinite space that offers the possibility of experimenting different sensations-like flying or floating. An intimate sensation is given by the simple and pure rhythm of the elements of the roof harmoniously projected onto the sky.

     
  • The photo was printed on a glass panel and mounted in the Olympic Village in Innsbruck.
    Dimensions: 180 x 240 cm

  • The print can also be seen here:
    http://intimatespace.net/index.php?id=79
    http://intimatespace.net/index.php?id=4

    Georgia Creimer about her project:
    "My project is based on two concepts-the Olympic Village and the residential building-and how they interrelate. Out of my reflections, a project evolved which juxtaposes a large-scale sports event with intimate glimpses of special, individual places.
    Apart from offering temporary accommodation for athletes, an Olympic Village has a symbolic character. It stands for the peaceful encounter and solidarity of various cultures-values that are also symbolized by the Olympic flag. Throughout the games such a residence serves as a haven, a place to where one can retreat to gather strength and find oneself again. A desire for retreat and cultural diversity seemed to be what everyone involved has in common.With respect to the streams of migration in our globalized society, it is the dense coexistence of people from very different cultural backgrounds and their search for a private space that the young athletes as short-term residents share with the later long-term users of the Olympic Village.
    So I invited art students from all over the world to submit a photograph and a text in which they address the idea of an Intimate Space. These international authors were for me partners who would help propagate my search for a diversity of Intimate Spaces. Images and texts of 42 selected contributions were digitally merged, processed in monochrome colors and then printed on floor-high glass panels and mounted in the stairwells of the Olympic Village. Thanks to monochrome processing, views of situations and objects photographed are, rather than simply being revealed, reflected back onto the viewer's mind."