“Windows” is an on-going photographic series that extend back to 1998’s Der Sekundentraum at Kunstverein Hannover, Germany. It is part of a long-standing fascination with windows in social and living spaces, which Suryodarmo would encounter in her daily life. In this series of photographs, Suryodarmo stands from the interior and captures windows that reveal a vision of nature’s own paintings. In other photographs, a light sheer curtain flutters softly in front of the window.
Windows provide a view of the outside from the inside. This view is a carefully considered one composed by the viewer. At the same time, windows are barriers, a delicate portal that separates the outside from the inside and the inside from the outside. They contain. They witness the happenings within the space, aging with the architecture. Suryodarmo’s encounters with these windows are affective and wholly spontaneous but they speak to her in a wordless manner and capture her attention.