What I did for 5 weeks in Rheinau


For the "Art in Construction" project, I have now been at the Tilia residential home in Rheinau/ZH for five weeks.

I would like to tell you about the intensive time I spent in May and June living with the 80 residents of this home for people with kognitive and psychic disabilities.

During these weeks I took photographs of the residents' hands, which served as the basis for my artistic intervention. In order to protect the people who live here, there are no photos of my stay this time, but on one of the last days I gave a tour of the site to the building department and told them about my work process and the many enriching encounters.

Many thanks to Kaja Affolter from the building department, who made this video for a reel on Instagram. Enjoy the look behind the scenes!

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The Rheinau Project

Tilia residence, Rheinau, Switzerland