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.”


At the heart of this work is the obsessive search for a place of identification and belonging. I describe it as a long car journey without arrival. For every apparent arrival makes one painfully aware that home is not where one has been looking for it.

The book is an old family album filled with my own photographs, mostly taken from a moving car and then given a digital patina. In this way, present and past, reality and fiction merge.