Gartentor Polaroid


The Doina is a folk music style with Arabic-Persian roots and is native to Romania. It is comparable to the Portuguese fado or the Afro-American blues; hence it can be described as “musical lamentation”. Typical for it is the free rhythm and improvised coloratura of a traditional melody. In this way, a singer or musician can perfectly express his feelings and virtuosity.

These eight Polaroids show (longing) places in Romania that are connected to my biography. Due to the inadequacy of a Polaroid camera, they are distorted and thus become a version of themselves that eludes spatial and temporal classification.