Windows, Zurich (MW 2A), 2013, Archival Pigment Print on Photo Rag Paper, 18 x 27 inches, unframed, Edition of 7.
The work is part of Pfister's ongoing 'Transitional Spaces' series which examines spaces in flux. Pfister was invited to roam a private residence in Zurich, as left by previous owner. The work is part of an original commission.
While exploring the physical world around her, Pfister is drawn to seemingly abandoned places and things in the urban environment. Spaces in flux attest to human presence, and the archaeological artifacts she finds there are connections to the past that continue to inhabit our world. As Pfister records these omens of a lost or impending future, she oscillates between an urge to document their obsolescence and the desire to discover their transcendence.
Francesca Pfister is an artist living and working in Philadelphia. Her practice focuses on the recording of human traces using photography with and without a camera.
Pfister holds an MFA with a concentration in Photography from Penn Design at the University of Pennsylvania, a Certificate in Museum Studies from NYU's Graduate School of Arts and Science, and an MA in Art History from the University of Lausanne Switzerland. Her work has been included in numerous juried exhibitions and is represented in private collections in the US and Europe.