The experience of time is a central topic in Li Trieb’s artistic work. She examines different aspects and versions of subjectivly experienced and objectively measured time in various works she groups under the title “Archiving the moment”. Li Trieb has been working on the series since January 1, 2000, that is engendered by a rigid concept of everyday life and artistic creation. Every morning she defines the color of the sky in a poetic verbal expression and takes one Photograph of the sky. She continously produces pure pigment depictions of cloud formations, whose transience is reflected in the ephemeral technique of the unfixed drawings. Li Trieb also plays with the aspect of time in her cycle of graphite drawings “Wasser”. Here, she renders the sensuous experience of water surfaces in perpetual motion through various layers of fine strokes which produce a picture that looks like a snapshot. These different elements add up to a conceptually im- pressive, artistically sensitive and multifaceted installation on the topic of time.
Elke Kania - formerly assistant Curator at the Museum Franz Gertsch/ Burgdorf CH now scientific associate University of Cologne Inspired by images of sky and water, she explores various possibilities of experienced and measured as well as subjectively experienced and objectively observed time in different work groups.
Li Trieb: "My work captures moments of awareness. Each instant refers to past and future moments. Each moment of realization and understanding appears as something that always announces itself, but never actually materializes. Whatever I experience and whatever comes within my observation, is only one in an apparently endless sequence of moments."