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h: 30 w: 40 d: 1 (cms).

The inspiration for ‚aye‘ was based on a feeling while passing through the city of Glasgow in 2019. Memories were appearing from 40 years ago of my hometown Dortmund, Germany. My own past lay in front of me, one that I had never documented. In my childhood the wind blew cold through the tenements of the 60s in a suburb of Dortmund. My most beautiful memory I have from the orchards and fields around. In winter the single-glazed windows were subtitled with icicles. They grew from the putty up to the middle of the pane. The frost could never be stopped. 
Financial and winter cold corresponded to each other. The oven in the living room was not enough to warm my room, so I shivered myself to sleep. Way back lies the heavy industry with its soot, the glowing sky and the stench of poverty, red noses and heavy alcoholism, which made situations bearable for my parents‘ generation. You could smell the work on the streets, wipe the dirt from your nose in the evening. That‘s how Glasgow partly appears to me today.

‚aye‘ tells of personal encounters with people who live in Glasgow. By experiencing stories with them, I recognize my own story more clearly. By focusing on the people, I tell my own story. Parallels to my socialization are emerging. I creep through the social housing of the suburbs again and again and find myself standing before my childhoods front door. I encounter things, places and people I once ran away from in fear of becoming ‚like them‘.

Today I speak their language and see that I am carved from the same wood. These are my kin. I meet my past and allow things to happen, I take them with me.

‚aye‘ replaces any gap in this language and not only means ‚yes‘ or ‚what?‘ but also shows consent - exactly what I need in this city. The people I portray and the stories I hear serve as a projection surface to my own history.

£400

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Warmth

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photography

h: 30 w: 40 d: 1 (cms).

The inspiration for ‚aye‘ was based on a feeling while passing through the city of Glasgow in 2019. Memories were appearing from 40 years ago of my hometown Dortmund, Germany. My own past lay in front of me, one that I had never documented. In my childhood the wind blew cold through the tenements of the 60s in a suburb of Dortmund. My most beautiful memory I have from the orchards and fields around. In winter the single-glazed windows were subtitled with icicles. They grew from the putty up to the middle of the pane. The frost could never be stopped. 
Financial and winter cold corresponded to each other. The oven in the living room was not enough to warm my room, so I shivered myself to sleep. Way back lies the heavy industry with its soot, the glowing sky and the stench of poverty, red noses and heavy alcoholism, which made situations bearable for my parents‘ generation. You could smell the work on the streets, wipe the dirt from your nose in the evening. That‘s how Glasgow partly appears to me today.

‚aye‘ tells of personal encounters with people who live in Glasgow. By experiencing stories with them, I recognize my own story more clearly. By focusing on the people, I tell my own story. Parallels to my socialization are emerging. I creep through the social housing of the suburbs again and again and find myself standing before my childhoods front door. I encounter things, places and people I once ran away from in fear of becoming ‚like them‘.

Today I speak their language and see that I am carved from the same wood. These are my kin. I meet my past and allow things to happen, I take them with me.

‚aye‘ replaces any gap in this language and not only means ‚yes‘ or ‚what?‘ but also shows consent - exactly what I need in this city. The people I portray and the stories I hear serve as a projection surface to my own history.

£400

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Sarah Caltieri

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photography

h: 30 w: 40 d: 1 (cms).

The inspiration for ‚aye‘ was based on a feeling while passing through the city of Glasgow in 2019. Memories were appearing from 40 years ago of my hometown Dortmund, Germany. My own past lay in front of me, one that I had never documented. In my childhood the wind blew cold through the tenements of the 60s in a suburb of Dortmund. My most beautiful memory I have from the orchards and fields around. In winter the single-glazed windows were subtitled with icicles. They grew from the putty up to the middle of the pane. The frost could never be stopped. 
Financial and winter cold corresponded to each other. The oven in the living room was not enough to warm my room, so I shivered myself to sleep. Way back lies the heavy industry with its soot, the glowing sky and the stench of poverty, red noses and heavy alcoholism, which made situations bearable for my parents‘ generation. You could smell the work on the streets, wipe the dirt from your nose in the evening. That‘s how Glasgow partly appears to me today.

‚aye‘ tells of personal encounters with people who live in Glasgow. By experiencing stories with them, I recognize my own story more clearly. By focusing on the people, I tell my own story. Parallels to my socialization are emerging. I creep through the social housing of the suburbs again and again and find myself standing before my childhoods front door. I encounter things, places and people I once ran away from in fear of becoming ‚like them‘.

Today I speak their language and see that I am carved from the same wood. These are my kin. I meet my past and allow things to happen, I take them with me.

‚aye‘ replaces any gap in this language and not only means ‚yes‘ or ‚what?‘ but also shows consent - exactly what I need in this city. The people I portray and the stories I hear serve as a projection surface to my own history.

£400

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