video projection onto six petrified fossils
With the choice of her pictorial theme, Johanna Reich consciously quotes the different possibilities and various intellectual approaches with which humanity has tried since prehistoric times to understand and master the world. Whether with an image or a mathematical formula, whether analogue or digital. For Reich, these diverse references and cross-connections are about the pictorial visualisation of this continuous process of appropriating the world. Individual works, such as “à la lumiére” in which there is the attempt to incorporate, climb and measure ammonites, those stony witnesses to the beginnings of our world, can be read in terms of ALL THE WORLD’S A FRAME as indications that this process has not yet ended. She sees her continuous process of finding and questioning images then as outside this “FRAME”, this framework, more as her striving for a vocabulary that allows her to “master” her, our world.