Fotograf Magazine

Jan Pfeiffer

Construction Work

On the monitor, layers are piling one on another. They are dividing the
area, defining the horizon, outlining the perspective, enclosing the open
landscape, building walls around it. The walls are growing, intersected
by windows and doors. The space is opening up, intersected by
the landscape, and eventually swallowed by it, giving back what the
landscape used to own. In the drawing animation Poměr vztahu (The
Ratio of a Relationship, 2016) by Jan Pfeiffer, we watch a kind of timelapse
documentary. The plain is a metaphor of human freedom; the
open landscape a symbol of liberty.

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