Installation: light, textile, 3 channel audio, 2019
The thought appears reasonable that dealing with the past would be much easier if one could look it directly in the eyes and if those eyes also had a corresponding face. This face - which looks at us from a statue, from a historical novel or film - tries to refer to its time as a mediator and to establish references to it. It stimulates our imagination to better capture the past, to get a grip on it.
The problem, however, is that in that clearly and distinctly recognizable "face of history" can also be seen the outlines of the face of the mediator. The faces of the clients, the artists as well as the created historical figure itself mix and form a diffuse unity. The face of history will therefore always have a problem with credibility, because several people always speak from it, but they pretend to be one.