Elyria, Ohio, 1994: A foreign exchange student is on the verge of discovering a new country and its codes and customs, but also love, attractions, poetry, silliness, friendships, rules, and emotions. The haphazard search for the meaning of life is being navigated through a collage of different text and image sources: inspired by The Broom of the System by writer David Foster Wallace, the collages juxtapose quotes of the book, extracts of Wittgenstein’s Tractatus logico-philosophicus, texts from fortune cookies, memories of Ohio, texts from advertisement brochures as well as the yearbook class of 1995, Elyria West High School. Various sets of “speech” acts and thus different realities coexisting in the Elyrian society blend into a concoction of absurdities.
Collage Series, 48 pages. 2018
Photographic prints, 21 x 27 cm each.