Abbey Church of Bellelay, built by Franz Beer in 1714, is made of grandiose ornamented pillars and arches, huge spaces of contemplation and art in the natural light. While navigating in its atmosphere, we lose ourselves in its purely baroque architecture, that makes its 300 years an irrelevant factor towards its architectural magnificence. But the definition of the word “lose” is intensified when this whole scenario, that takes us on a journey into the past, is juxtaposed with the work of Renate Buser.
“Barock” is an installation made ??from photographs made up of baroque elements printed into the scale of Abbey church and arranged in passages and spaces, that creates trompe l’oeil illusions. Suddenly, the three-dimensionality and the distance given by the real space architecture comes into dialogue with the juxtaposition of realistic and flat images that play with the perception and proportions of the church, providing a spectacle of illusion, contemplation and cinematic.