»Eine ungerechte Fallhöhe«
Opening: Saturday, October 8, 2016, 19h (Facebook Event)
Exhibition: October 9 – November 26, 2016
Opening hours: Wed-Sun 11-18h
It’s often claimed we live in a world in which everything is getting better. New technology, with Smartphones, Tablets, self driving cars and packages delivered by drones, is bringing progress everywhere. Better and cheaper nutrition is increasing life expectancy and overall the world’s nations are becoming more democratic. But is that really how the world is? Are there not losers as well as winners? Isn’t it really in the end the same old story as throughout human history?
Roland Willaert, a European and a traveller, takes as his subject the losers of our contemporary world. The streets and its people are the actors and the inspiration of his work. Wherever he finds himself he is a photographer of the city.
To capture the life and energy of the streets in a small, inevitably partial, photographic extract is a work of great concentration. For me it is about being able to sense that the right moment may be about to happen when I can capture something special and, if it should then really happen, succeeding in capturing it. From the great mass of human and visual stimulation I try to find what can make us think again, perhaps in its simplicity, in its abstraction, in its humanity.” Roland Willaert