Black Headscraf

2013, Photo album, different papers, acryl, gaze, 34 x 21 x 6 cm,

An old family album is filled with mental links to the past: letters, photographs, texts … It is an attempt at reconstruction. Bringing back the past by means of the present. But how much truth is there? And how much utopia is reflected in it? Because memory is a mixture of truth and decorative accessories. The greater the temporal and spatial distance, the more the truth content is reduced to a sediment. What remains is the essential – a metaphor about time and space: childhood and home.

This work is available as a physical object or video.

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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.

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