The Room Behind the Wall

"Girl with Cloth & Silver Wall"
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"Girl with Cloth & Silver Wall"

|  C-Print, 60x40 cm
"Metal Tree & Tree House"
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"Metal Tree & Tree House"

|  C-Print, 60x40 cm
"Red Curtains & Clearing"
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"Red Curtains & Clearing"

|  C-Print, 60x40 cm
"Caravan & Horse in the Corner"
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"Caravan & Horse in the Corner"

|  C-Print, 60x40 cm

The Room Behind the Wall

In the novel "The Memoirs of a Survivor" by Doris Lessing, a woman is living in a world that is slowly breaking apart bit by bit. One day she discovers she is able to traverse space and time by meditating on a certain wall in her flat. She appears in a room where she relives scenes from her own childhood, from the perspective of the adult woman she now is.
I asked different people to envision and describe how their own personal room would look. I then built these rooms or tried to find similar ones, in which I staged photographs. I worked with both given situations and archive material.
During a scholarship in residence I continued to develop the project together with disabled and mentally handicapped people as part of a workshop. I built the rooms they described and took pictures of them, with or without people in them.

Exhibition view of Das Zimmer hinter der Wand