Artist Statement →
Based on the private archive of more than 4000 Kodachrome slides and several hours of 8mm films from an Austrian family living in Tokyo in the early 1960s, the project visualises a foreign perspective on Japan. Both have vanished since, Japan has transformed and the European views have shifted in the last 60 years. For the project a carefully selected choice from the large number of moving and still images will be presented in their original form of slide projection. We will analyse the themes and topics of the family father, what did he prefer to film, who are his favourite subjects and how are they placed in his images. Additional to the results of the analysis, texts from the father's archive will accompany the images and moving pictures, similar to the “Earth Series”, our previous collaboration.