Letters from Utopia/ Briefe aus U.
2012/ 2013, 50 pieces, Photography, different papers, wax, work in progress
Today, in the digital age, the handwritten letter as a sign of communication is a relict. It is a symbol of physical absence and mental nearness between people. It is emotionally loaded . why else is it treasured in boxes or bured in anger?
In this work the "letters" operate as metaphorical bridges between the present and an idealized place of the past, which only exists in the memory.
Here an essential technique is the collage, which is quite similar to the act of remembering: Papers and pictures are combined, separated and jointed together again - a violating and healing process at the same time, like the suturation of a wound.