Temple site-specific installation, in an old, hungarian village, 2017

I installed the archival documents found in the Lutheran church of an abandoned village, in the temple hall in an old case. Some of the wrinkled, dampened documents are dating back to 1910. They are mostly correspondences, economic and personal records.

I dried the documents for several days and then hung them in the space with fishing line and special glue in a way that they would not be damaged. The installation does not represent any provocative idea, but the organizer of the local art colony did not agree to publish the work probably due to the protection of their good relationship with the village. The archives of the church are owned by the Evangelical Lutheran ward of the region, who have since then received the documents. Thus finally the installation partly reached its goal.

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Photos: Eva Freund