Reykjavik City hall
Ten thousand slides are posted on windowpanes. During daytime the light shines through the slides into the room. When it becomes dark outside, light is generated from within and projects the slides to the outside. These are „used” slides, family photographs from private collections. I found at the flea market. Strange that one can buy such private and intimate things. Thus I am witness to the most private family stories but at the same time I discover that the intimate motives form a familiar refrain and the same family events are repeatedly photographed: baptism, birthdays, weddings, children, Christmas, travel, friends, funerals, grandchildren and great-grand-children… One must come close to the window, in order to discern the individual motives of the photographs. At a distance they dissolve into a sea of colors.
Dia – Slide – Transparency / Kunstraum Kreuzberg/Bethanien, Berlin