despite all invisibility_1 to _4, 2020
Fine-Art pigment print on handmade paper
30 x 45 cm, framed
Edition: 3 + 2 AP
Location: The photographs (despite all invisibility_1 to _4) show a view of the former tent camp.
Technique: The negatives were cooked before exposure and treated with acid and solvent.
Concept: These photographs were taken next to the watchtower (Repetition_2 to _4). The tent camp (1944 to 1945) was located north of Camp I and was composed of six large and eight smaller tents for prisoners and military personnel with an interior area of about 5,000 square meters. The construction report from 1944 states that an area of about three hectares was leveled for this camp and enclosed with a barbed-wire fence. There were five watchtowers and three sentry posts around the camp. Inside the camp, there were makeshift sanitary facilities with shoddy wash troughs and latrines. People had hay—if anything—to lie on. An exact number of prisoners does not exist, estimates range up to 10,000. The landscape was searched with a magnifying lens. There is nothing to see, the shots look like haphazard finds. To this day, the tent camp’s area is not part of the Mauthausen Memorial but belongs to a farmer who uses the land for agricultural purposes.