This edition is the continuation of the work “The seven stations of the Cross” from 2015. The topic
now is bodily mercy. The trace to the 6-part cycle led through whole Europe. In this course looking
for inspiration, locations of coming together and of consummation were picked as well as locations
of poorness and loneliness.
The unlimited access to food and living spaces is taken for granted in Europe, our abundance so to
say on the one hand. On the other hand we have mercy with people in need and the identification
with the person suffering, the dealing with illness and sickness of the body and soul, humanity in
isolation, taking care of poorness and loneliness in homelessness.
Clothes that keep you warm, food that keeps you fed, helping hands when visiting sick or imprisoned
people and a roof over your head show living mercy. Mercy is shown in black and white pictures in
this edition. Reducing bright colours and switching to shades of grey puts the focus on the pureness
of this work. Reducing the composition to the most substantial items indicates the question of
essential watching and discovering in the interested viewer.
Renouncing humans in this work channels the focus on the simplest of things. Crossing the puristic
shape of language with the form of the cross creates a new level and focus on mercy itself. The Latin
translation can be found in the title of this work.
Baryta / C-Prints auf Alu-dibond,
respectively 42 x 29,7 cm