Eva Bachmann

The facades of many terraced houses in London are laced with enigmatic appendages. Some reveal the profiles of chimney breasts, others are buttresses, giving additional support to an end wall. Windowless, they look surreal and displaced, as if left over from a dystopian science-fiction novel.

In keeping with Bernd & Hilla Bechers’ methodical photographic approach, whose work has deeply informed my visual language, I am interested in challenging the conventional understanding of architecture by adding another layer of meaning to it. My intent is similar to the Bechers’, whose topological and architectural documentation became merely a side effect, complementing their main inspiration. Captivated by what they called the ’accidental beauty’ of industrial buildings, they depict architecture as ‘Anonymous Sculptures’.