Very First Place

2023 | Installation | size variable | mixed media

 

world in a room, exhibition spaceWorld in a Room | Projektraum Berlin 2023

 

In »Very First Place« Kirsten Johannsen looks into the notion of lived space and human memory. For this purpose, she uses the exhibition space as her studio. Here she invites individuals to recall and describe their very first remembered place. Using this information, the artist creates architectural models and cartographic folding objects, all of which are displayed alongside audio recordings in the exhibition space.

exhibition set up, World in a Room, detail

three cardboard models and some maps hanging along a wall

five cardboard models hanging along a wall

sofa with books on a shelf

Photos @ Ludger Paffrath

description of a remembered place

architectural model

map of remembered home

Interview 003

description of a remembered place

architectural model

map of remembered home

Interview 006

description of a remembered place

architectural model

map of remembered home

Interview 007

visitors studying a map

two people sitting at a desk

open map of remembered home

open map of remembered home

all very first place - maps in a folder

Very First Place 2023