Tacita Dean
[Artist, b. 1960, Canterbury, England, lives in Berlin.]

 I want people to feel drenched in time. 
 I do not want to give these images explanations—descriptions by the finder about how and where they were found, or guesses as to what stories they might or might not tell I want them to keep the silence of the fleamarket; the silence they had when I found them; the silence of the lost object. (On her found photographs of “Floh.”) 
 Of course, everyone is losing or has already lost their personal images… Everybody has had their computer break, hard drives go down, things are routinely lost. 
 I don’t know if we will have the same level of longing for a digital iPhone picture as we will for a gelatin-silver print.