Plotting Spaces (2015)
The images of Plotting Spaces explore the particular architecture of the fly-tower in a theatre. The images are not intended to illustrate a play's specific narrative but rather allow the apparatus of the flytower to become expressive and performative in its own right.

The series equally refers to the focal-plane shutter of the camera, which consists of two overlapping curtains that form an adjustable slit or window. When the focal-plane shutter is released, the window moves across the film, exposing the film as it moves.

Both the mechanism of the fly tower with its hidden components of curtains, lights, scenery and stage effects as well as the apparatus of the camera can be perceived as mechanisms able to produce a place of illusion and make believe, able to produce a scene.
Klenz is interested in the curtain demarcating a boundary between layers of reality. The curtains in Plotting Spaces mark a place of transition between the viewer and the theatrical stage, light and shadow and the body and the image.

Both the medium of photography as well as the play on the stage are produced by their hidden and secret systems: inside the black box of a camera, produced in some black room and up in the air screened off by black curtains; their workings are always hidden.

Plotting Spaces brings into view that space that is curtained off, a space not of presence but of absence: charged absence in which what's absent is for that very reason present as possibility.