A parallel side story of the steirischer herbst International Art Festival drawn from the back-sides of cut-out articles from the festival's press archives.
“Accepting the steirischer herbst invitation to its 50th anniversary, in March 2017 I entered the room where all regional, national and international press releases concerning the festival have been filed for the past fifty years. A total of around 100,000 cut-out articles glued on A4 sheets or whole newspaper pages folded in A4 format. When I opened the first files from 1967, some of the articles dropped out as the glue had dried out over time. On the back of one article, that was cut out at a bit of an angle, there was a remarkable picture in the bleed area that had no bearing whatsoever on steirischer herbst, but which had been unintentionally archived too. I then went about viewing the archive for other strays. You find them in practically all archives and they open up parallel side stories.”
Peter Piller (born 1968, Fritzlar, Germany)
studied German language and literature and trained as a visual artist. His approach to photography, based largely on an enourmous amount of collected and archived photographs, is striking and unique.