Ansichtssache – the Postcard Project

2015, Videoinstallation, 10:30 min

A joint project with Antje Fischer and Marlies Achermann-Gisinger.

The handwritten, analogue postcard is a relic today – in the age of SMS and email.

In September 2014, we decided to start a joint postcard art project for the year 2015. Each of us was to design one postcard per day, free choice of technique and free choice of theme – that was the brief.

This video installation was also created within this framework. The visual source material is photographs of the backs of postcards, written on or blank, with traces of editing. The acoustic material is “field recordings” in our local post offices. This resulted in a sound composition of random or typical noises, dialogues and alienation elements.