On 8th April, Hélène Grimaud will join forces with fine art photographer, Mat Hennek, in a performance collaboration at the Elbphilharmonie. This multimedia concert project, Woodlands and Beyond…, includes works by romantic and impressionist composers accompanied by Hennek’s photo series, Woodlands. There will be four performances of this project at the Elbphilharmonie, beginning on 8th April, with more to come on 26th June 2017.
In Woodlands, Mat Hennek presents genuine portraits of trees, the results of numerous hikes through various forests in Europe and the USA. Hennek sets out to discover extraordinary places in remote and often difficult to access areas, traveling on the road beyond human civilization for days. He removes spatial landmarks, alternately erasing the ground and horizon to unhinge any sense of direction. Light and shadow, pattern and structure build up to an impressionistic hymn—infinite, without a center, without beginning or end.
Visit www.mathennek.com/publications for more information on Woodlands.