With The Clearing, Ryan created a new series of works which very hesitantly open up to be seen or deciphered. (Germ./Engl.)
The dichotomy of feeling and thinking, which is depicted so well by lenticular photographs with their blurriness and the pursuit of depth, is also mirrored in the title. On the one hand The Clearing denotes a clearing (in a wood) in the sense of a physically becoming light, and on the other the other the creation of an empty space and the mental process of clarification.
For 10 years Sarah Ryan has been experimenting with lenticular photography. With this technique, she has continuously been expanding the limitations of the medium. It is her goal to explore the borders of instability and distance and thus create images of complex intensity, which mediate effects of three-dimensionality and movement.
With a text by Dominic Eichler.