The Still Life series records some of the memories of an old building that is undergoing renovation in the Mitte neighborhood
of Berlin. A still life is set up each time a wall is going to be knocked down. Each still life is made from materials and other
traces that have been left behind in the rooms of the house. The men knocking down the walls start on one side, and I stand
on the other, filming the still life and protecting the camera from the falling debris. When watching the demolition it organically
created a film set. The historical still life format of capturing slow decay became the medium to show rapid destruction.
Original sound recordings have been edited to amplify the already existing ambient noises of the city going on right outside
the windows of the house during the demolition. The life outside the window drowns out the life inside until everything
settles once again.
Still Life I 2011
Still Life II 2012
Still Life III 2012