FURUYA Seiichi’s activities, which had focused on the reaffirmation of ‘memories’ and ‘facts’ since 1985, gradually drew to an end. His memories, that flitted through time and space, past and present, were drawn towards the present where they were repeatedly woven into ‘a journey towards something’ but this was brought to a conclusion with his fifth Mémoires. It contains photographs that he took during the period from 1984, when they moved to Dresden in the hope that it would help improve Christine’s illness, until he returned alone to Graz in 1987, together with her final notes, etc. On October 7, 1985, just as the television was showing images of a parade to celebrate the 36th anniversary of the creation of the German Democratic Republic, Christine threw herself from the window of their 9th floor apartment. This work also contains an essay entitled ‘Schwarz Rot Gold’ by the writer, producer and artist, Einar Schleef, who writes about the fate of East Germany in a unique hand and in which he talks about his own life and that of the FURUYA family.
"Mr. Furuya and the end of the GDR" (Tagesspiegel Online)
"BLACK RED GOLD" Text by Einar Schleef (English)
"BLACK RED GOLD" Text by Einar Schleef (Japanese)
|format||24,5 x 19,8 cm|
|text author||Einar Schleef|
|publisher||IZU PHOTO MUSEUM, Nagaizumi/Camera Austria, Graz|