birthday child (80´s / 2015), photo printed on blue sandpaper, 21x27,5cm
holiday home (80´s / 2015), photo printed on blue sandpaper, 20x20cm
father and his child (80´s / 2015), photo printed on blue sandpaper, 21x27,5cm
amygdala is known in science for playing a decisive role in
processing memories and is regarded as the area within the brain
where especially negative memories and traumata are stored.
In my sandpaper series Amygdala's Dream I deal with the difficult and painful accessibility, the loss or lack of those memories.
Like in a dream it is hard to gain clarity and objective truth within the processes of memory, therefore I decided to use blue sandpaper for this series – as a symbol for dreams and the mood, pointed out in the idiom „feeling blue“.
seemingly disappearing images on the rough sandpaper – family
photos of my own childhood – mirror this emotionally bitter as well
as uncontrollable process.
|Exhibit!, GlogauAIR, Berlin, photo prints on blue sandpaper, framed with passepartouts in white wooden frames, 50x60cm (2015)