Joschi Herczeg was born 1975 in Basel as sun of Czech-Slovakan parents, He studied photography in London and Prag and finished his Master in Sydney. Since 2008 he is working in the artist collective JOCJONJOSCH but creates as well his personal projects. Joschi Herczeg is currently living and working in Zurich.
“Time present and time past
Are both perhaps present in time future,
And time future contained in time past.
If all time is eternally present
All time is unredeemable.” T.S. Eliot
For me, an explosion is the moment when opposites are crashing together to form that interspace, which can be understood through the act of deconstructivism. It is the space in which creation and destruction dissolve, shift and relocate, the space that, in a true sense, bursts and expands our frame of perception and judgment and dislocates all that is explainable. In that instant that darkness and brightness coexist, when, for an example, we are blinded by the light of an explosion. With this project I wish to explore the space in which dualistic, phenomenologistic and materialistic stages are clashing. Under which circumstances they coexist and how do they affect each other?
In the end, is every destruction also a new beginning? What we verify: every explosion is accompanied by a previous, a concentration of silence. Silence can therefore charge enormous restlessness, accumulate energy that can be created and discharged in another form: as explosions are firing and the sensors of the camera are capturing movement, the aperture of the camera is opened to capture the moment in between, that appears as a moving sculpture. When we look at the photo the happening is past and stored in our memory. The march of time is dissolved. One of the most important duties of photography is to materialize time and space, to capture a moment in history. In this sense I would like to explore the effect and meaning of explosions and to capture these moments as the here and now or the in between. Joschi Herczeg