Hochschule der Bildenden Künste Saar, Saarbruecken, Germany
photograph series on Alu Dibond
Each photograph is based on reflections of dead family members and friends. Starting point for the project was a research of Saarbruecken’s Old Cemetry. Founded in 1851, a few antique graves of prominent families are present until today. Like fading memories, the cemetry’s former functionality transformed gradually into a recreational park. The gravures of the left tomb stones are withering with every year. Steadily, all engraved memories washes away.
I sat down and began to write about lost family members and friends. Four scripts emerged that described the relationships we had. I handed one script each to a today’s friends for reading. A few weeks later, we would meet again and reflect on the echo that had emerged from reading. With my audio recorder I copied our talks onto the hard disk. Listening repeatedly to the audios, I started working on photographs with a macro lens attached and slipped happily back into past shared days.