At the battlefield
»At the Battlefield« is a photoseries in progress in which I photograph former battlegrounds of well known historic battles in the Bavarian region. The images are strict and modest recordings of places where thousands of soldiers once fought for their lives and their nations. Places where world powers measured their strength at the expense of millions of civilians. Battles that are honoured in heroic phrases in history books. Sites that have now become 'landscapes of no account' - dull, inconvenient places, covered under a thick foggy greyness of passing time. Places that could be anywhere, sometimes fully vanished in a new function.
Times passes on, changes things, viewpoints, memories. New historic events occur, knowledge has gained, we move on. What we as human beings tend to forget is that the choices we make today, will be the history of tomorrow. Time is movement. Our movement. The earth continues to turn, it is moving. But in which direction are we moving?