as if / Layers / Philosophy

Packing

I am packing. The book shelves have been dismantled. While normally, they function without being thought about, being part of a complex of actions and interactions, now, after removing the books and taking them apart, the layer below that normal function has become visible. Pieces of wood and metal. They are no longer functional, they … Continue reading

Art / as if / Childhood / Culture / Education / Memories / Musings / Quality / Stories / Thoughts

Reading Stories

Originally posted on The Kellerdoscope:
“Oma-Ebersdorf ließt vor und Svend lauscht…” (Grandma Ebersdorf is reading to him and Svend is listening…) How much is in these three little dots… Rolf Keller’s mother was living in Ebersdorf, near Chemnitz (nowadays a part of the city). His other grandmother was living in Hamburg, so there was “Oma…

as if / History / Philosophy / Thoughts

Voices from the Past

I am currently transcribing letters written by my grandparents in the 1950s and 1960s. It is an interesting experience. My grandfather was a graphic artist and there is also an artist’s estate, see https://kellerdoscope.wordpress.com/, containing both commercial and non-commercial works. The letters shed some light on some of these things. They provide a glimpse into … Continue reading