The eleven "tableaux", composed of only architectural and urban details, were shot during the summer and autumn of 2020, following the end of the first Covid-related lockdown. The individual scenes impose a strict visual order by way of sharp geometrical forms, yet emanating from them is an air of both emptiness and sterility. They depict public spaces, devoid of any human presence, where our freedom of movement is hindered by various actual physical obstacles or shadows thereof. The series is hence intended as an abstraction of the 2020 general lockdown period.
Marc Schroeder (*1974, Luxembourg) divides his time between Luxembourg, Lisbon and Berlin. He prefers to work on personal, long-term projects whose recurring themes are human memory and the impermanence and traces of human presence.