Austrian artists Elke Bauer and Teresa Kettner were inspired to create the works exhibited at this gallery after they interviewed elderly members of their community.
Taking good memories and bad ones, they sought to recreate the lost opportunities and fleeting moments of their subjects’ lives using a variety of objects and materials.
The works in 'The Lives We Never Lived' focus on missed chances, unspoken words and lost opportunities. All the things, that are constantly on our mind, yet never get the chance to actually be lived, til the point they become forgotten.
The project’s starting point was a series of interviews with elderly people. Aspects of those interviews, memories—good and bad—were then taken as inspiration for the respective works.
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