Thursday, November 14, 2013

Autobiographical Memories

East German artist Wiebke Loeper's piece MOLL 31 (1995), she recalls her family living in Plattenbaus, buildings of the former GDR. She juxtaposed family photos taken by her father in the 1970s with her own photographs of the same places in present day. Loeper growing up in a country that no longer exists and the places and scenes of her childhood dissapeared, questions if the ideals and values of that time have disapeared also.
 Loeper's work begins to question how far and removed can things reproduce a new memory?