What is that person doing climbing urban street trees? Why is he pretending to walk standing on his head in the middle of a street, and why is he dive-rolling under automatic garage doors just as they are about to close? With these kinds of staged situations, entirely disconnected from everyday life, Sebastian Stumpf counteracts the commonness of everyday actions, conditioned spatial experience, and established visual conventions—and by neglecting to provide any answers, he unsettles the viewer’s gaze.
- from the series marcher dans l'air © Sebastian Stumpf
- from the series marcher à l'envers © Sebastian Stumpf
- from the series Bäume © Sebastian Stumpf