home again


In the exhibition home again from June 2015, I confronted my work with found pieces and personal photographs of my father Hans Sellmann (born in 1919, died in 2001) from the period of the Second World War and the years leading up to it. The objects/photographs were discovered when clearing out my parents’ home after the death of my mother in January 2015. The exhibition in the empty house in Norderstedt near Hamburg was an attempt to enter into a dialogue about the Nazi period and my father’s involvement and experience in the war, a dialogue which could not take place during his lifetime due to traumatization and a taboo.