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My long-term project Only Eye Left revolves around the exploration of memory, loss, and the transient nature of existence. Through various photographic techniques and sound manipulation, I delve into the topics of grief and remembrance. Utilizing photograms, photogrammetries, and recorded sound, I contemplate the significance of cultural symbols such as the grave in the context of the fleeting nature of memory. My installations invite viewers to contemplate the interplay between preservation and dissolution of memory in a detached yet introspective manner.

Only Eye Left
Part III:
sitting by the grave


In this photographic work, I explore the significance of the grave as a culture-specific symbolic marker of a person’s afterlife. The ongoing project reflects my repeated visits to gravesites in search of tangible traces of the past. Utilizing photograms and photogrammetries, I capture the surface of the grave, aiming to document a state oscillating between connection and dissolution. The gradual fading of the photographic paper  inserted into the soil symbolizes the fading nature of memory and identity. Through this series, I examine on the transient essence of memory and the complexities of loss and remembrance.

Work details:

Images 1–3: Installation views, Hochschule für Grafik und Buchkunst, Leipzig, 02/2024;
lumen chromogenic prints, photogrammetry

Only Eye Left
Part II:
Only Eye Left


These portraits are part of a series that deal with the loss of a loved one. Each of them is an attempt to stop the passage of time and hold on to something very familiar that is slowly getting out of reach. Unless restored as documents, memories fade out and get torn over time.  Therefore, I keep reproducing the image that I see disappearing - the image of the person passed. In my dreams, their eyes do not return my gaze, their vision seems blurred while I am still able to see clearly. During the days I find their visions in the eyes of strangers. These encounters remind me of the person passed as instances of hope and memories appear and dissolve in unpredictable ways. Only the camera can hold them back for me. But the negative requires processing so that the procedure starts over in a perpetual effort of freezing time and preserving memory. 

Work details:

Images 1–4: Analogue handprints on baryta paper, Berlin, 2016

Only Eye Left
Part I:
27 seconds


For this photographic installation, I recorded 27 seconds of sound at the grave of a loved one soon after their passing. After meticulously post-processing the chosen fleeting moment using a speech analysis program, I transmuted the ephemeral sound waves into lasting photographs. Coated with acrylic glass and delicately suspended by transparent threads, the installation materialized in an exhibition space combined with the sound piece itself and remnants of phonetic transcriptions. While photographs promise to freeze a fragment of reality, sound remains elusive, perpetually in motion. Even in its recorded form, it evades capture, a reminder of the inevitability of passing moments.

Work details:

Images 1–3: Installation views, University of Europe, Berlin, 07/2015; soundgrams