Isabella Berr - Am fluß (By the River)
Isabella Berr
Am fluß (By the River)
Archival Digital Photograph Mounted on Aludibond
2007, Printed 2008
15 3/4 x 38 3/8 inches
Signed, titled, date printed and edition # 3/10 on mount verso
Isabella Berr - Apart
Isabella Berr
Apart
Archival Digital Photograph Mounted on Aludibond
2005, Printed 2008
31 1/2 x 23 5/8 inches
Signed, titled, date printed and edition # 2/10 on mount verso
Isabella Berr - Bahnhof (Railway Station)
Isabella Berr
Bahnhof (Railway Station)
Archival Digital Photograph Mounted on Aludibond
2008, Printed 2008
31 1/2 x 33 inches
Signed, titled, date printed and edition # 1/10 on mount verso
Isabella Berr - From One to Another
Isabella Berr
From One to Another
Archival Digital Photograph Mounted on Aludibond
2006, Printed 2008
19 5/8 x 63 inches
Signed, titled, date printed and edition # 2/10 on mount verso
Isabella Berr - Pasanten (Passers-By)
Isabella Berr
Pasanten (Passers-By)
Archival Digital Photograph Mounted on Aludibond
2007, Printed 2008
11 7/8 x 63 3/8 inches
Signed, titled, date printed and edition # 4/10 on mount verso
Isabella Berr - Ruderblätter Schneiden (Rudder Blades Cutting)
Isabella Berr
Ruderblätter Schneiden (Rudder Blades Cutting)
Archival Digital Photograph Mounted on Aludibond
2006, Printed 2008
31 1/2 x 43 inches
Signed, titled, date printed and edition # 2/10 on mount verso
Isabella Berr - Schüchterner Zauber (Shy Spell)
Isabella Berr
Schüchterner Zauber (Shy Spell)
Archival Digital Photograph Mounted on Aludibond
2004, Printed 2008
31 1/2 x 47 1/4 inches
Signed, titled, date printed and edition # 2/10 on mount verso
Isabella Berr - Sonnenblumen (Sunflowers)
Isabella Berr
Sonnenblumen (Sunflowers)
Archival Digital Photograph Mounted on Aludibond
2007, Printed 2008
31 1/2 x 32 3/4 inches
Signed, titled, date printed and edition # 1/10 on mount verso
Isabella Berr - Turner's Frau (Turners Woman)
Isabella Berr
Turner's Frau (Turners Woman)
Archival Digital Photograph Mounted on Aludibond
2008, Printed 2008
39 3/8 x 47 1/4 inches
Signed, titled, date printed and edition # 2/10 on mount verso
Isabella Berr - Unbenennbare Welt 1 (World Unnamable 1)
Isabella Berr
Unbenennbare Welt 1 (World Unnamable 1)
Archival Digital Photograph Mounted on Aludibond
2006, Printed 2008
42 1/2 x 51 1/4 inches
Signed, titled, date printed and edition # 2/5 on mount verso
Isabella Berr - Unbenennbare Welt 2 (World Unnamable 2)
Isabella Berr
Unbenennbare Welt 2 (World Unnamable 2)
Archival Digital Photograph Mounted on Aludibond
2006, Printed 2008
34 1/4 x 41 inches
Signed, titled, date printed and edition # 3/6 on mount verso
Isabella Berr - Zwischenweltlich (World in Between)
Isabella Berr
Zwischenweltlich (World in Between)
Archival Digital Photograph Mounted on Aludibond
2006, Printed 2008
23 3/8 x 70 7/8 inches
Signed, titled, date printed and edition # 4/10 on mount verso
Isabella Berr - Turner's Frau (Turners Woman)

A Subjective Reality

The metaphor of the world as a dream has been used extensively to reference photography since its 19th century foundations. Isabella Berr’s photographs often read as frozen dreams. She consistently uses framing devices such as windows and doors to bracket her images. We are always a step removed from being an active participant in the world shown. Focus is intentionally left soft and depth of field is almost nonexistent. Her pictures deliberately employ a blurring of vision. It is as if we are trying to ‘fix’ an image while looking out the window of a speeding train. Isabella Berr extensively uses cropping in composing her photographs. Her work is further abstracted by concentrating on the part of the negative that she finds the most interesting. In her pictures, the identities and actions are left ambiguous and indeterminate. In Berr’s pictures there are subtle and rich repetitions of forms and patterns of light. Her pictures are made in the waxing and waning light of dusk and dawn. Just as musical melodies are the result of the relationship of one note to another – Berr’s photographs are built on the relationship of areas of light and patterning that develop within each image. The dynamics – or sounds – of the pictures are the result of how our eyes combine the parts of the picture to build a nebulous whole. A stillness, or frozen moment, is activated and dances in front of our eyes as we watch modulations of form and color suggests various identities and meanings.