The Japan Series, 2011
‘The Japan Series’ is a perfect demonstration of Gefeller’s enduring mission to sensitise and expand our perception of what, allegedly, is a familiar reality. The series originated from the European Eyes on Japan project, where every year European photographers are invited to capture their impressions of this Far Eastern country on film. Gefeller takes at least two shots of utility poles vertically from below. In the subsequent digital composite, the poles disappear, and the innumerable cables and transformers are converted into an abstract composition against a monochrome background. Other photographs depict plants, their branches winding around rectangular wire mesh or wooden grates. The absence of points of reference and orientation in these works opens up a new perspective on familiar scenes. New book, published by Hatje Cantz Verlag.