EXHIBITION, CONCERT, READING, STREET ACTIVITY, PARTY, PERFORMANCE, THEATRE PIECE, LECTURE, SCREENING, ETC.
JOB, WORKSHOP, INTERNSHIP, COLLABORATION PROJECTS, JOINING A BAND, RESIDENCY, WANTED PROFESSIONAL, ETC.
ARTWORK, PIECE OF MUSIC, VIDEO, PIECE OF POETRY, ILLUSTRATION, SERIES OF PHOTOGRAPHS, CORPORATE DESIGN, ETC.
« Class photograph », photograph from an history book about the Berlin’s neighborhood Neukölln from 1901, acetone, linocut, thread, carbon paper and wholes on Chinese paper 30 g, 24,3*33,3 cm, 2016 - 12 pieces, 5 copies for each
Made from a class photo from 1901 and taken from a book on the history of the neighborhood where I live in Berlin, “Class photograph” focuses on the disappearance of these students as individuals and on their preservation as historic items. All these students are dead and nothing in this photo specifies who they were, except a face, an anecdotal expression, a typical garment. We can look at them one by one, taking the time to do so, but in the end all we see is a group, an era, a slice of history.
Because it presents individuals in a context that is familiar to us - the childhood class photo - this picture also reminds us of our own class photos, those of our parents, those of our children. These anonymous individuals have a small place in history. As individuals, they echo our own history.
By depicting the time that passed over them - which erases and covers, which entangles, making it almost unreadable - I also depict time as it passes over us.