How do we become, who we are? How is our moral compass installed in us? I am much more than my DNA and my family tree; I also carry the traces of society and all of society’s things.
Society, culture, and upbringing are the spheres, where the group shapes the individual.
What initially shaped the final works was the story of “The Good German”, Georg F. Duckwitz, who was a resident of the archive building in the years 1941-53.
Today, we know for his role in the escape of 7000 Danish Jews to Sweden. This is a controversial matter. Not everybody is equally convinced of Duckwitz’ contributions during the war.
He must have been in the most difficult negotiations of his identity during and after the occupation. I can only begin to imagine, how dangerous each word might be.
This led me to other findings that tell the story of how we install moral and ethics in children and adolescents during our intimate and social upbringing: in babtism dresses, in images for bible studies, in personal photo albums and much more.