Inv. No.S-0862
ArtistRobert Zahornickyborn 1952 in Austria
Year1996
Medium

C-print mounted on aluminium board

Dimensions100 x 150 cm
Signature

signed and dated on mount verso

Comment

The Horizon is the uncrossable border of experience.

On the Horizon, the point of crystallization, the difference between that which can be experienced and that which cannot creates virtual realities. Even light is a product of the difference between two material states, and this light reveals its form only after reaching the border between film which is exposed to light and that which is not. Light breaks like the surf on a bordering surfaces. And it is at the edge that the nature of waves, the nature of the particles, the glory of the colours and the wild character of the light are revealed. This light burns itself onto the film, creating a lasting record of a moment in the photograph. However, the desire to cross the Horizon pushes us along without a pause. The "faster, farther, higher" of our time is also expressed in Artificial Horizons, which require more than a natural perception of things. No aircraft is without this kind of Artifictial Horizons, which lets the pilot know the position of his plane, and therefore his own position, despite a state of complete dis-orientation. The number of possibilities for expanding our limited world view far surpass our Mental Horizon. These Horizons are self-portraits of light, images of the purest light which contain all information and are completely emty of reproductions of the outer world. We should regard them as clues which must be deciphered. Does this not mean that we create the world in our own image and that reality can only be found inside us?

Alfred J. Römer

S-0862,
Robert Zahornicky, 1996
S-0862, Front view
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S-0861, Robert Zahornicky, 1996
Robert Zahornicky, 1996
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S-0863, Robert Zahornicky, 1996
Robert Zahornicky, 1996
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