Ein Geschichtsbuch

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book, digital print, 12,5 x 17 cm

In the beginning, there is a box filled with personal documents from unknown persons, tickets, flyers, etc. ranging from the end of the 19th century until the 60ies of the last century. Afterwards, the questions: Who are these persons, is there any relation between them? What makes a strange person so interesting for ourselves? The existing personal data creates the basis for a story. This story is built up through personal histories told by five persons. The story and the footage are combined in a book. Different layers, transparency paper and personal documents like passports play with the curiosity of the reader. The book reflects actual discussions about personal data in the web using really old documents out of a pre-internet society.

Story: Heiner Hendrix