Double Foreignness

Two viennese women in the african bush: the foreignness is a double one. What I can perceive is as foreign as I am percieved. Nobody is totally foreign, nobody is not foreign at all. The familiarity in the other person can be discovered.

Two self-portraits with a green wig and two portraits of my travel companion with the same wig, taken near Nova Sofala in Mozambique, are contrasted with self-portraits with this green wig home in Vienna. The foreignness in my own personality is part of me – here and there.

The basic technique of pinhole photography with its long exposures and incalculabilities fits with the moments of taking the pictures - there as well as here.