To read a novel is to keep in mind images... like glares... often blurred, sometimes precise but above all indelible. Once the novel is finished, the reader will forget the story, its structure, its precise plot... but he will keep a visual imprint in his memory.
Zimmer23 is the opposite process of this experience... It is the gaze that will define the plot and build the story.
The spectator becomes the protagonist of the story, engulfing himself in the photographs, in the settings, in the lights...
Locked in this room, he gives it its peaceful or hostile atmosphere and makes the characters act, showing them to us strong or fragile, according to his desire and his interpretation.
Like a photographic novel intermingled with texts and imaginary extracts, Zimmer23 blurs the links between space and time. With this series, Ingrid Dorner once again offers us a personal vision of time. That of a time that can be caught, tamed, rewritten. It is a time that can be made one's own, with all the doubts and possibilities that this entails.