Entry Title: "Experiential Spaces"
Thomas Friedrich Schaefer,
Category and Expertise: Fine Art, Professional
Entry Description: What you see here are not actual places. Instead, the artist builds the spaces by hand. This process takes hundreds of hours because he not only builds the sets, but also selects each prop, actor and detail by himself. Each photograph shows one of his own childhood memories. After taking the photo, the scenes are taken apart making the photograph the only evidence of the space.
In taking the photo, the artist transforms the memory into a physical object, nothing else remains the same.