Bernhardt, Sylvia

CONFETTI PRÄSENTIERT TASCHEN / 2002

Public campaign / Installation

Tokyotika / 2000

7 suitcases, various objects

‘Tokyotika’ consists of a collection of souvenirs from Tokyo.
Seven suitcases, filled with ‘Tokyotika’ archive a “Tokyo no Monogatari”, a story from Tokyo.

The suitcases contain souvenirs from a six month stay in Tokyo, arranged according to date and four categories: Me (objects), Te (images), Kiku (smells) and Bun (drawings). They reflect city neurosis, nostalgia and indulgence in reminiscences. Tokyotika was initiated by ‘Confetti’, in order to find possible answer to the question “What is a souvenir” avoiding the first signs of wanderlust and travel addiction in the course of globalisation. Can memory be preserved forever in the form of information?

Vita

*1973

Galerie Sylvia Bernhardt

Sylvia Bernhardt Design & Kommunikation

Education

Since 2008 Owner and CEO “Galerie SYLVIA BERNHARDT” Wiesbaden
Since 2010 Lecturer , Wiesbadener Freie Kunstschule (WFK), Wiesbaden
Since 2006 Art-Director, DESIGN & KOMMUNIKATION SYLVIA BERNHARDT, Wiesbaden
2005 – 2006 Art-Director, MEDIENFABRIK (Arvato Bertelsmann), Gütersloh
2005 Art-Director, MAINLINE MARKETING GmbH, Frankfurt
2002 – 2005 Art-Director Marketing, CONDE NAST PUBLICATIONS, Moskau
1996 – 2001 Studies in Media Arts, HGB Academy of Visual Arts Leipzig
1993 – 1996 Apprenticeship Advertising photographer, KALETSCH FOTOSTUDIOS GmbH, Nürnberg

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