Patrizia Bach, Berlin/Germany, Istanbul/Turkey — Visual Arts, Solitude fellow 2017-2019
Patrizia Bach is an artist who lives and works between Berlin and Istanbul. Her primary artistic medium is drawing, as she works on topics such as archiving, collecting, and rearranging as well as approaching the city as a site of memory, history, and storage. Her main projects include »Arcades Work«, on Walter Benjamins Arcades Project, »Past, in Each of its Moments, be Citable«, and the »TOMIKO Archive«.
by Patrizia Bach
The TOMIKO Archive
The TOMIKO Archive is an amateur photography collection started by visual artist Patrizia Bach in 2001. Bach finds photographs on streets and flea markets; she also receives them from a »secret deliverer.« The project’s aim is an emotional one: to save life histories that have been so carelessly thrown away. For this blog, she randomly chooses one photo per day as she takes inventor of the last delivery of photographs.