“Abendlied” (Engl. Evening Song) is a personal exploration into the topics of family, memory, and loss. The project captures the last years of my parents in their house -my childhood home- where they had lived for almost 40 years before having to move due to my mother’s battle with Dementia.
“Abendlied” examines how individual relationships in a family are shaped by the processes of growing up, aging, and eventually letting go.
The project aims to look at the elements that create a family the stories and secrets, as well as the objects that we surround ourselves with. The things that have always been there, are handed down, and make up the tangible and visible material that turns houses into homes. In this series, they become poetic stand-ins for underlying emotions and the “unspeakable” that is unique to each family.