In her work KUKUSCHKA, Ira Thiessen explores objects that her family brought with them from their old homeland, the USSR. Primarily those that convey a sense of home in the new environment. Her photographs are accompanied by Russian folklore music and records that her family brought with them to Germany. The original Soviet wallpaper and a cuckoo clock from her family create the impression of a living room from the Soviet era. The objects and patterns on display represent important features and moments of everyday Russian culture. Her family is not only the greatest source of inspiration for her work, but also, in the context of her culture and tradition, the subject of it. Her everyday life is characterized by customs, traditional traditions and rituals, which constantly give the artist new ideas for her work.
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