Home is somewhere else/ Heimat ist anderswo, 2012
Photography, Photo-album, different papers, 34 x 21 x 6 cm, Mittelschwäbisches Heimatmuseum Krumbach, Art Prize of the town of Krumbach,
video, 2014, 3:13 min
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.
Black headscarf/ schwarzes Kopftuch, 2012
book-object, Photography, photo-album, different papers, acryl-colour, gauze, 34 x 21 x 6 cm, 2014,
video, 3:12 min
An old family album is filled with personal mental connections to the past: letters, images, words.... a metaphor about time and space, about childhood and homeland.
Below the Surface/ unter der Oberfläche, 2014
book-object, collage, photographs, different papers, wax, on old photo-album,
video, 2014, 3:28 min
A surface is the exterior boundary of an object. A surface covers, protects and hides secrets. A book has a surface, too: a cover, which protects the paper sheets and therefore the content. Since the invention of the photo camera it became a tradition in the Western culture to keep the collective memories in albums and in so doing to document one's own origin. It was handed from generation to generation.
Buried in oblivion, 2014
book-object, collage, photographs, different papers, on old photo-album,
video, 4:10 min
The photo album is a metaphor of doubting the own existance - an archive of evidences of life, which becomes worthless when no one remembers the stories behind the images anymore.