Moments and Memories from Collected Elements

The work is an installation with a site-specific book in a former JVA prison in Weimar, Germany.

 

The room is the prison’s former library. The illustrated pages are based on collected elements from within the former prison, which is currently empty. The elements are marks, stains, rubbish, and some other small things that subtly tell us about the days and emotions of the people who have been there.

I tried to "read" meanings of these elements and found simple words to reinforce my imagining of what they are. I intended for visitors to seek out the elements that I collected after they finished reading the book, and effectively to experience far more than is visible in the present space.

Group Exhibition of the MFA, Public Art and New Artistic Strategies, Bauhaus-University Weimar