MY NEIGHBOR IS AROUND 40 YEARS OLD. HE IS SMOKING, HE IS SUNBURNT AND RESEMBLES THE MAN FROM THE COCA-COLA AD, SPECIALLY WHEN HE IS WEARING HIS WHITE UNDERSHIRT. HE LIVES ALONE BUT HAS A LOT OF VISITORS. HE TAKES CARE OF HIS PLANTS AND HAS THE SAME PATIO FURNITURE AS HIS NEIGHBOR ON THE OTHER SIDE.
Serie of 20 gelatin silver prints, 40x25cm, 2012
The project „My Neighbor is around 40…“ comes from my preoccupation with neighborhoods. It is connected to the project „Grundsteingasse 20/8“.
I am interested in why so many people live behind closed curtains. The railing of the balcony is covered with bamboo mattings or even plastic films. And as soon as someone comes home, the curtains get closed. A self-experiment, the project wants to find answers for the following questions: Is it really so horrible, if the neighbors can look into my windows? What could they find out about me? Are the observing me? Do I care about this?