Mission G = Mission Graffl


Project Description

AREA OF MISSION GRAFFL – the south of Lower Bavaria
AREA OF MISSION GRAFFL – the south of Lower Bavaria

Savings in a wider-ranging scale

 

This neo-archeological expedition will lead into the south of Lower Bavaria. Because here many abandoned old farmhouses or uninhabitated buildings in the old centers of the small towns will be found.

 

Quite often they still are full of left behind furniture, tools, china or clothes. The well preserved object sometimes get saved and rearranged in local museums.

 

But most of the objects are damaged or destroyed and not regarded worthy enough for the museums. Local people call these things "Graffl" and remove them without hesitating to the landfill.

 

But I see in this "Graffl" a phantastic but stubborn beauty. By performing my neo-archeological savings I try to save as many of these objects as possible.

 

In the months of September, October, November 2022 I plan to perform my savings at three chosen locations in Lower Bavaria and to show the results (= my artifical steles, ensembles and bundles) in an exhibition, documenting all steps of my work and organize medial coverage.

 

Very important: This project is sponsored by the Government of Upper Bavaria through the program 'Young Art and New Approaches'.

 


Typical Scenario

IN A STATE OF DECAY – the farmhouse of Unterrettenbach Village
IN A STATE OF DECAY – the farmhouse of Unterrettenbach Village

Location: Unterrettenbach Village /  Bavaria / Germany

 

The Situation:

By reading a feature story in the newspaper SÜDDEUTSCHEN ZEITUNG reporting on many abandoned farmhouses in Lower Bavaria my attention was drawn on this phenomenon. At one of the mentioned locations I undertook an exemplary examination and extensive documentation of this farmhouse.

 

I left all objects untouched and unchanged in their original arrangement.