Home is Somewhere Else

2013, Photoalbum, mixed media, 34 x 21 x 6 cm, Mittelschwäbisches Heimatmuseum Krumbach, Art Award of the town of Krumbach

This work is based on the following statement:

“Home, once lost, is always somewhere else.”

EKH

The piece focuses on an obsessive search for a place of identification and belonging. I describe it as a long car ride without arrival because every apparent arrival makes you painfully aware, that homeland isn’t where you searched for it. The book is an old family album filled with my own photographs, which I mostly took out of the moving car. I also manipulated them in a way, so they look old. In so doing present melts into past and reality into fiction.

This work is available as a physical object or video.

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