München, Germany, 1994
Installation with photographs, drawings and samples of mother's milk.
First year of life
243 small format portrait photographs (each 24x36 mm) of children in their first year of life were mounted on the wall, at eye level, in a frieze-like fashion. They were labelled with details of the childs date and place birth and the date of the photo. The photos were taken between 1905 and 1994.
45 framed drawings (pencil, stamp ink, mother's milk, wax, ear wax and collage on paper, each 150 x 107mm) were presented in a row at eye level. They adress the subject of infant care, birth and heredity.
Room III and IV:
Samples of mother's milk:
280 test tubes (178 x 16mm) were installed on the wall, in frieze-like fashion, at eye level. They were labelled with details of the date of child's birth and when the milk was given. The milk differed in the amount (5-30ml) supplied by the mother and in its color, which depends on the mother and child's stage of nursing.
Raum I (Room I)
Erste Lebensjahre: Kind 3 (First years: child 3)
Erste Lebensjahre: Kind 6 (First years: child 6)
Frau S. Brötchenessend (Mrs. S. eating sandwich)
Raum III (Room III)
Muttermilch Proben (Mother's milk samples)