Dr. Knoll Peter KLAUS and Cella
Working mainly in post-documentary photography and video, but also in experimental film and with architectural projections, our practice is driven by curiosity, longing, and questions of cultural identity. Many projects share an attention to the built environment, specifically temporary architecture and ideas about the use of space. Current projects “Natural Setting” and “Inside Out” grapple with 20 temporal possibilities of architecture in different ways, found and constructed respectively. Recent projects “Insomnia” and “Tokaido” ask questions about otherness and belonging. All work gravitates toward the in-between and the temporary, whether it is a search for the meaning or location of home/heimat or the practice of living in liminality. We use recording as a means of connecting, permission and reflection, creating documentation which only becomes evidence, though inconclusive, over time. Projects coexist over a number of years.
Klaus Knoll has work in the collections of the Museum Ludwig, Cologne; Bibliotèque Nationale, Paris; National Austrian Fine Art Photography Collection, and jointly with Cella in the the Museum of Modern Art, Salzburg. Exhibitions at the Tokyo Shinjuku Nikon Salon, Berlin Brennpunkt/DGPh; Alfred Lowenherz Gallery, New York; and with Cella at the Museum of Modern Art, Salzburg and the Art Complex Museum in Boston. He holds a PhD in Literature and Communication, University of Salzburg, Austria. She holds an MFA in New Media and Cultural Studies, Vermont College.
The following website has the catalogue produced in connection with the Visual Studies Studio Practice course in Photography:
Full bios for Klaus and Cella can be found at:
and read (as the text is tricky to extract):
See also: http://www.everythingflows.com
The projects that Klaus and Cella worked on while with Visual Studies at Lingnan can be seen here: