One of architecture’s most essential functions is creating an enclosure for human activity. From that perspective, the visual form of a building doesn’t matter so much as the action it makes possible. Photographer André Giesemann is deeply interested in the question of how architectural space is defined by its activation. His photographs vacant spaces during moments of non-use. His images show plainly the physical facts of the room or building — they are almost documentary in that respect — but they are really about what goes on when the camera is not there.
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