The Time Mine
My journeys into the hidden archives of the Deutsches Museum in Munich led me into a surreal realm in limbo. While visitors on the busy floors upstairs marvel at imposing steam engines or allow themselves to be frightened by simulated bolts of lightning, in the deserted cellars below, archivists guard what someday might bear witness to our present.
Proudly bearing their inventory labels, mundane articles of daily use mature to become precious exhibits. This is where the present gels into history through a silent process of transformation. This way, still lifes – often of a puzzling kind – came into existence showing a time zone of transition from the “now” to the “then”. A bizarre world that is hidden from view for the ordinary visitor.