Hauptstr. 7

  • 2013
  • Textile object (cotton, synthetic leather, eyelets), 135 cm diameter
  • Drawings (crayon on paper on textile), various sizes
  • Single channel video, 13:33 min

My parents sold their house where I grew up late in 2012. I could visit them one last time before they moved out and new owners were about to move in.

This felt really strange to me. Where my family and I had been living for years, there would now be other people living. Traces we left would be erased over time, new memories would fill these rooms. So I tried to rescue as much from „our house“ as I could: I talked with my parents about it, I filmed the rooms, I took photos.

The three parts of „Hauptstr. 7“ – the textile object, the drawings, the video – derive from this material.

The textile object:

Some of the drawings:

Screenshots of the video:

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