Images–Spaces refers here to the image as a two-dimensional plane. The capturing of real spaces is transferred to the paper surface. It is about the making visible of space via possibilities immanent to the medium. In the broader sense it is also about the making visible of spatial atmospheres. And though one is aware that photography cannot replace the aura of the original, one acknowledges that it might show something that does the space justice and can “unveil” it. Experiencing space is ultimately a process that involves all our senses, one that can hardly be attained through a single medium.
On the real level, architecture is perceived as built mass, body, and a spatial structure whose complexity can only be comprehended through countless haptic, visual, and physical experiences. The sum of one’s subjective experiences of walking around or through, of gazing at or looking away again, gives rise to the image. The perception of a building that is inherently static and motionless is thus based on a movement that is fundamental to understanding architecture. In this way a subjective truth emerges that differs from actual reality.