In the postcode area CA 94103 in San Francisco, which topographically predominant landmark is a large freeway junction, I photographically examine the city landscape and the found objects on the street. I am interested in objects embedded in unspectacular landscape. Easily overlooked objects whose unambiguous allocation to rubbish or usefulness can not always be drawn. I collect them, I archive them. An inventory.
The freeway junction is a transitory space and a shelter at the same time. It is the home to many homeless people. During the day one can only see their traces. Their provisionally stored away personal belongings. A bridge pier used as a wardrobe, provisorily closed off with some cardboard. A shopping trolley full of possessions and a broom covered with a woollen blanket. A supposedly private space, created in a public space.
I continue my way. Draw larger circles around the freeway junction and discover more and more traces in the adjoining streets. A suitcase attached to a traffic sign with a small padlock. A little further on the sidewalk between parked cars and motorcycles a folded blanket with a pillow. They look like unusual sculptures in urban space. At first you hardly see them as they blend in with their surroundings. And the further I move away from the junction, the harder it gets to classify the found objects as personal belongings or ordinary rubbish on the street.
77 analogue c-prints | framed | 40,4 x 50 cm, | Ed. 5 + 2 AP
86497 / CA 94103
May 31 – June 28, 2013
Not Here Yet
Group exhibition with Maurizio Cattelan with host Edith Wolf Hunkeler, Johanna Diehl, Hamish Fulton, Alberto García Alix, Andy Heller, Omar Imam, Ferit Kuyas, Charlotte Moth, Vitus Saloshanka, Burkhard Schittny and Susanne Wellm
Curated by Celina Lunsford and Thomas Elsen
November 19, 2016 – April 23, 2017