Wanderbank. A bench to sit and rest, to talk and listen. A bench to love, read, knit, chat, sleep.
A bench in wandering, in search, in conquering the public space back it once dominated. This arts project runs through 2014 in Germany’s most southern state Bavaria.
It has been developed together with Christiane Huber and in Cooperation with the Bahnhofsmissionen in Bayern. Today Christiane and the writer Friedrich Ani will sit now and than and occupy the bench, listen to stories, collect personal oral history.
Me, I’ll just take pictures. This one is from the Wanderbank in Passau earlier this month.
Munich central station, platform 11. Starbucks is luring at the corner, but help and advice for travelers and those in need can be found much rather next door. The train station mission Munich, the Bahnhofsmission München, has open doors 24/7.
I was lucky enough to do a wonderful project for the Bayerische Bahnhofsmissionen two years back with the Australian-German director Vanessa van Houten. – Now the Munich based artist Christiane Huber has been invited to do a photography project with the guests of the Bahnhofsmission München.
An open space, many excited guests of the mission, a truly wonderful support from the staff and the many different stories, that flooded together with the people straight in to our studio, made this project a great success for all people involved.
The exhibition can be seen on the National Day of the Train Station Missions, Saturday, 20th of April 2013, Munich Central Station, Platform 11.