This project is an experimental study of the museum’s work with collecting information about contemporary everyday life in local communities. The focal point in this case is a housing complex in the border town Rødbyhavn, where four residents agreed to meet with us and share their life stories.
The collection of life stories resulted in an exhibition, where you can explore the stories in thematic audio recordings, Sarah’s the artistic interpretation of the meetings and my handdrawn maps of the towns that are mentioned in the stories.
Sarah conducted the interviews and I attended the meetings to take pictures and to be prepared for the editing of the soundclips in the best possible way.
Illustrator templates for handdrawn maps
The exhibition was held at The County Museum, where people were invited to participate actively by telling their own stories or bringing objects which meant something to them in connection to their everyday lives.
Sarah created copper etched portraits of the four participants, which were representing them at the soundstations (soundclips in Danish).