backrooms 2010

1 c-print 156x125cm
7 c-prints 100x80cm

„Backrooms“ or „darkrooms“ are dimly
lit rooms generally situated at the
back of night clubs used for sexual
interaction in (mostly) gay venues.
The work backrooms approaches the
documentary depiction of such rooms,
which basically and essentially are
designated for sexual pleasure.
However, taking pictures of the
well-lit and abandoned scenery
transforms them to installations far
from sexual thoughts. The conceptual
idea aspires to question how the
perception of space alters.; Does
sexuality exist in those rooms
without men being present?
Why do people sometimes crave for
anonymity to feel free?