Peter Piller

Projektionsflächen (Projection Surfaces), 2002-2004

C-print, 36.5 x 36.5 cm
Collection Fotomuseum Winterthur, acquisition with funds from Odinga Picenoni Hagen AG
Inv. no. 2015-019-014

Peter Piller
*1968 in Fritzlar; lives in Hamburg

Over the past few years Peter Piller has put together an archive of over seven thousand photographs, which have been clipped from local papers. Like a photo detective, he neatly cuts out the pictures, analyses and sorts them. Then he looks for common threads, visual patterns and systems, and re-sorts the pictures into categories of his own. The Peter Piller Archive now contains about one hundred different categories with titles such as: Vandalismus zeigen (Pointing at Vandalism), Eis essende Mädchen (Girls eating ice cream) and Auto berühren (Touching a car).