“Plexus” is a photographic case study based on still lifes that explores the family as an essential contributor to psychological and cultural processes across history. Following my grandmother’s death, I return to my family estate in Bavaria and use the house as stage and protagonist for an allegoric play.
While immersing myself in the fragmentary history of my female lineage, I fill the gaps with dreams and imagination to create a narrative transgressing personal and national boundaries. The house becomes a parabolic proxy and opens a gate between the past and the present.
Permeating the imagery is a figurative search for apparent reoccurrences in history, echoing my own repetition of my ancestors’ behaviours. By confronting a past spanning across four generations, a renewed sense of identity provides ground for a detailed investigation of postmemory, mental health, war and history.