Private homes have many stories to tell. Each place reflects the personality of its inhabitants, representing an archive of everyday life, itself consisting of private archives like book shelves, folders full of bills, photo albums and so on. These archives certainly also reveal something about the character of a city, speaking about manifold relations between individuals and community, private and public, past and present, memory and loss, work and leisure, to mention just a few.
For the 25th anniversary of “Kunst und Projekte Sindelfingen” I undertook a clandestine research trip into private homes, using AirBnb to find proper accommodation, resulting in an archive of scanned belongings. The archive was shown in the city‘s gallery, where the visitor of the exhibition could browse through it, looking up, observe the market place in the heart of Sindelfingen.
Some of the scans: