Dornbirn in its old time. At the beginning of my work, which was about the debate on archive photos, I was questioning myself about the term history. What we already know is that history is build out of memories, facts and photos. The famous psychologist Karl Theodor Jasper says that history is an irreversible process of time. The memories about that irreversible process of time is never clear so that there is enough space for interpretation. Exactly at that point my work Dornbirner Zeitschnitte starts: Diverse photographs of the same lapse of time are tied together. Through the mix between them visual questions are developed. Dornbirner Zeitschnitte shows exemplary visual solution for different topics of Dornbirn´s history. Topics are for instance the swinging sixties, daily life scenes or the welfare.
To help the audience to read the collages in a right way there are also texts, which are original stories of Dornbirn´s inhabitants. To some extent the text was written before the collage was mixed and to some extent the collage was first and the text afterwards. Those informative texts are generated through intensive conversations with contemporary witness or through an intensive research in books of the city-archive in Dornbirn. That´s the reason why those texts are based on literary facts or true incidents.