Raymond-Émile Waydelich

From the Lydia Jacob Story, 1973-74

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In 1973, Raymond Waydelich found a notebook on a flea market with notes by a certain Lydia Jacob, who lived around 1900. This coincidence was the catalyst for his long-lasting cycle »From the Lydia Jacob Story«, in which he reconstructs a fictional life story from the traces of remembrance and memory. The object box is a drawer in which everyday objects are overlaid and concealed by a layer of sand. The sand is reminiscent of a process of interment or decomposition, illustrating the impermanence of objects, the superimposition of memories and the passage of time.

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