Exhibition, Opening

Under the Apple Tree

Regina Anzenberger

For her book project Under the Apple Tree Regina Anzenberger invited her family members to portrait sessions.
18/11/2022 | 12:00 – 20:00
18/11–23/12 Wed–Fri 12–18:00
> Brotfabrik, Absberggasse 27, 1100

The pictures were taken with a Rolleiflex camera. Analog technology is a crucial element of the series. Today, it is an anachronism, just as the photo album or the family portrait genre itself is. All the small steps that are necessary for the analog process: inserting the film, focusing, rewinding – and the mystery of an image that is created without being immediately visible – contribute to its ritual character. The eponymous apple tree is both an actual setting, anchored in the photographer’s biography, and a mythical place: a place of longing where there is no return. This is not dissimilar to photography, that powerfully evokes a present that is always past.