I was in Berlin for a winter and while there I photographed the interior of a building across from my studio, called Haubrok 12. The building’s interior consists largely of two open stairwells, with tall windows facing east and west. I was in love with the blankness of the walls. I began by photographing one wall in each stairwell. Eventually I photographed the floor and other walls according to the ways I related to the space and the way 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