How do you find your place in the world?
In your life?
Getting a fix on ourselves and effectively locating our observations and experiences involves a particular kind of navigation. It is based on our sensory impressions, and especially on what we see.
What we see is coloured, distorted, and sometimes sharpened by our past – by what we have seen and experienced and stored in the archives of our memory. We see the world in pieces, recognise fundamental patterns, compare the newly experienced with what already exists, and make out similarities and differences.
For over twenty years Nadine Olonetzky has been placing found objects on pages of her notebook and letting the sun shine on them. The paper yellows, and in time only the outline of the object’s shadow remains visible. The pages have effectively stored up both the light that fell on them and the passage of time. Only four or five such exposures are possible in a year.
The 55 texts and 25 images in this book open up a new view of time.