Memorabilia from Home

Memorabilia from Home 2017

My work concerned with the brutality of The Wall has been a means of reflecting on life in East Germany.
Today our experiences of totalitarianism have been transformed into numbers and facts, printed on leaflets, picked up when entering museums. These places still evoke a strong emotional reaction which affect me. I feel overwhelmed with a sense of my past in a country that no longer exist. I took images of objects and places in Berlin (Disparate Memories, Beyond Orwell), my files hold by the secret police (Stolen Words). I also placed copies from my notebooks into surroundings (Random Thoughts). This work is a form of resistance against the loss of my former identity, and personalises it beyond a historical footnote in the pages of a report on a failed political, economic and cultural experiment.