Postcards on the road
Gizem Güven from Aachen is looking to get in touch with her fellow people. To this end, she decided to print postcards and to distribute them in aesthetic places in public space. Only those who perceive their surroundings precisely can discover these cards, sometimes between flower pots, sometimes behind stones.
The motifs show snapshots, taken with an analog camera. On the back of each is a note inviting to send Gizem a photo of the postcard via email or Instagram. As a thank you, you will receive two more postcards of her collection. Perceiving one’s own surroundings, making contact, taking time – also to send the postcards to one’s loved ones – are Gizem’s motivation and desire.
The project was created in 2017 and was a module of Kunst im Quartier (Atelierhaus Aachen e.V., 2018), which was about cultural exchange with the citizens and residents of Aachen Nord.
So, keep your eyes open and be aware!