300 Love letters

Installation

2008

1 cardboard box with letters, 40 x 30 x 20 cm

80 plastic pockets with cuttings and correspondence, A4

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  • LB Detail
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The installation owes its existence to a classified ad in Gesucht & Gefunden (Sought and Found) with exactly this same phrase published in the Abendzeitung newspaper. The offered carton contained love letters and other documents chronicling a love relationship between a married man and his mistress. Both have met through a classified ad 25 years ago in the same newspaper. The love letters are left unaltered and are pedestalled in their carton. The only items display in plastic pockets on the walls are magazine articles, correspondence with columnists for advice in Neue Revue, Blick or Brigitte magazines, anonymous messages and other documents.