Piers is a selection of instant photographs of the piers which Ms. Tăut has discovered among her travels, particularly in the Swedish Archipelago.
While the story line of the project seeks to reveal beauty in simplicity, primarily through the use of instant film, Ms. Tăut also refers to a number of digital photographs for a very specific reason. The two formats have the role of conveying two different aspects, two different images of the same reality, where one is meant to highlight and complement the other. The digital approach is meant to reproduce a very precise copy of the reality and, by that, to underline and compliment the more romanticized, otherworldly approach that the instant film offers through its very own nature. Putting the two perspectives together brings opposites.
I really like piers, they speak to me as if they were a secret door to a whole new dimension of unconditional freedom and possibilities. Coming across so many of them over time, allowing myself to feel and giving myself the time to eventually decrypt those feelings, I came to find out as to what my connection to them is all about. It's about its symbolism, about its organic texture, about where they led and what follows after. A soft wooden structure overpassing water and who's ending - interesting enough - coincides with the beginning of the horizon... Looking straight ahead, it feels as if I am lead into this big and endless unknown, where imagination has no limit and freedom’s at its best!