• Peter Piller, Immer noch Sturm (Still Storming) (detail), 2012, suite of six ink-jet prints, dimensions variable. From the series “Immer noch Sturm” (Still Storming), 2012.

    Peter Piller


    Storms at sea and waves of history. A long series of photographs of choppy seas and of landscapes devastated by the battles of World War I. It was impossible not to suspect that a secret genealogy lay behind this exhibition showing the sublime and devastating force of nature alongside lands ravaged by the barbarism of man. The Sturm und Drang literary movement is conventionally associated with the notions of freedom of expression, productive genius, and love of nature, but alongside the misadventures of the young Werther, Georg Büchner sensed the consequences of that same unstoppable Drang,

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