TWO POINTS (2019)
In her practice, photographer Barbara Probst captures a single scene with multiple cameras, each positioned at a unique vantage point, to tell differing, yet simultaneous accounts of the same story. Two Points reduces the action to two cameras on either side of a discarded half-pipe surrounded by plastic and vegetation - a scene [for the artist] to sieve their body through. Every instance of childlike experimentation produces a duality of experience, an elaboration on oneself in their own studio.
The piece deepens the experience by activating materiality through lighting; under a faint blue light, the reflective plastic sheets become an instantaneous body of water. Through this mimicry of nature, the organic is synthesized from the industrial - so too does the artist rediscover their humanity by orienting themselves around the object.