The postcard-sized (15 x 10 cm) cards, executed in beautiful calligraphy on various kinds of paper, became a starting point for Index, an installation which comments the fragmentary, contextualizing and additive nature of history, and, narratives in general. I used ink and aquarelle color to make marks and images on the cards, the end result resembling the arbitrary images of a Rorschach-test in which one can recognize figures by free association.
My aim is to utilize histories to illuminate the present – how do we react to historical facts; how does one approach historical sites as a tourist; how are the histories visible in the present.
By adding more layers on the index cards I seek to emphasize the imaginative and interpretive aspect of both visual art and scientific research. Both employ fragments of multi-layered information from which a greater picture evolves.