An installation by Sybille Bauer & Olga Flaum
The project ‘Öffentlich Privat’ (engl. ‘Publicly Private’) deals with the questions of how urban public spaces and private spaces can be defined. How does the (female) body change and adapt during the transition from its private-self to a public-self? ‘Publicly Private’ explores the emerging dialog and boundaries between public and private spaces as soon as the artist, Sybille Bauer, performs private actions in the public space, exploring the interaction between the chosen medium photography, the camera, the two spaces and her Body.
Olga Flaum documented her playful investigation of her public / private body with the camera. They then transferred the photographs into the exhibition space, where the visitor cannot only see the photos but can also listen to a collection of sounds of public and private actions. As the sound collage is presented as a loop, the images take on a different meaning when seen at different moments. The viewer becomes the narrator of its own story and interpretation.