I was in Berlin for a winter and while there I photographed the interior of a building across from my studio. Its interior was dominated by two open stairwells with tall windows that framed dawn and sunset. I loved the blankness of the walls. I began by photographing two walls, one wall in each stairwell, every morning. Eventually I photographed the floor and other walls according to the ways I related to the space, and the ways the space presented itself each day. The interior was all hard-surfaced and echoed easily. It was usually quiet, conducive to sustained attention.
These images show a tangle of space, time, light, and my shifting consciousness. The space was different each time I moved through it; I do not feel that I gradually came to know it more definitively. The walls are painted white and dull beige but they continually took new postures.
Fahrbereitschaft, Berlin-Lichtenberg, February–April 2022