australia is a myth of her mind

“The world the girl had believed in did not, after all, exist. The world and the clan and Australia had been a myth of her mind, and she had been, all the time, an individual.”
(based on Randolph Stow in The merry-go-around the sea)

My exhibition “Australia is a myth of her mind” has just opened at the Australian Embassy in Berlin!

It shows my version of Australia: analogue photos, partly dream, partly reality. I have spent two and a half years in Australia, and I dreamed to be there for many more years. I took photos with my Canon AE-1 first, later then with my Canon A-1, and although it takes a bit of time to get the setting and the focus right, I must have still looked much longer at the developed photos than the subject itself. This is how I remember. And this is how I created my Australian myth: between longing and being there.

If you happen to be in Berlin, please feel free to have a look at the exhibition at the Australian Embassy. You can also drop me a line and we can go together.

Meine Ausstellung “Australia is a myth of her mind” hängt nun in der Australischen Botschaft in Berlin!

Sie zeigt meine Version von Australien: analoge Fotos, halb Traum, halb Wirklichkeit. Ich habe zweieinhalb Jahre in Australien verbracht, und habe mich viel länger dorthin geträumt. Ich fotografierte mit meiner Canon AE-1, später dann mit meiner Canon A-1, und obwohl es eine Weile dauert, um immer alles einzustellen und richtig zu fokussieren, habe ich wahrscheinlich trotzdem viel länger die entwickelten Fotos als das Motiv an sich angeschaut. So erinnere ich mich. Und so habe ich mir meinen australischen Mythos erschaffen: zwischen Sehnsucht und Anwesenheit.

Falls ihr in Berlin seid, schaut euch gerne die Ausstellung an. Sagt mir Bescheid, ich komme auch gerne mit.

Australian Embassy
Wallstraβe 76-79
10179 Berlin



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