Diploma project, ECAL 2017


by Tanya Kottler

In the 1960’s, an American created a viewing platform in his motel in order to observe his guests in their rooms, invading what is deemed of private nature. 

Using this as a starting point, the motel room enabled me to create a vacant space that belongs to no one. I was thus able to imagine characters and scenes in a place that I fully reconstructed myself. Mundane actions of people coming and going with nothing ever happening, yet still offering a glimpse into their lives, spark curiosity about what can occur behind closed doors. 

While looking at my pictures, the viewer evolves into a voyeur.