For this solo exhibition at Heidelberger Kunstverein I recreated fragmented replicas of my former childhood room, complete with structured wallpaper in the colors I had chosen as a teenager growing up in West-Germany. I remember the 1980's as a period of intense fears: Acid Rain, impending Nuclear War, the Chernobyl disaster and the resurgence of Nazism were on my mind while I practiced the recorder in my room, under the roof of my childhood home. I resolved to make myself available for the good fight. With this show I wanted to go back to that period and find out whether or not there is anything to glean from it for the present.
The curator of the show, Susanne Weiss, suggested to include another artist's work as a point of reference. Instead I decided to show my aunt Anneliese Weisser's entire private library. We reordered the 600+ books chronologically. The books became a portrait of my aunt as well as a mirror for the Heidelberg people who recognized themselves in this collection of books from eight decades.