Upset Down is a series of photo diptychs which were originally conceived for a book with the same title that was designed on a remarkable organizing principle. On every right page of the book, a photograph is reproduced upright, while every left page bears an upside down photograph. This remains unchanged of course when the book is turned around, although every picture will be reversed in position. In this way, the book presents two different but closely interconnected ‘expeditions’ – parallel journeys along unexplored phenomena, the starting point of the first being the reversed destination of the second and vice versa.
Taken from the ‘stream’ of the book and presented individually (and on a larger scale) on the wall, the diptychs gain a different, more monumental quality. Still they invite the viewer to perceive surprising new links and meanings.
Distinctive from other photo works is that these pieces can be hung in both ways, so that the experience can be renewed from time to time. The artist recommends to turn them around every six months.