ANTONIE

The house was evacuated slowly. Between building plans, private notes and newspaper pages, into which old cups had once been safely involuted, the contours of three Antonies emerged.

The house is named after Antonie, who left Southern Bohemia for Vienna, where she would be employed as a maid.

After having initially livied in a tiny flat next to the Vienna Westbahnhof, her daughter, also named Antonie, imagined building a multi-generation house outside the city centre.

Eventually, her daughter, Ilse, born in 1939, who was to have been 'Eva', a then forbidden Hebrew name, also had 'Antonie' as her middle name.

 

___ A Project by Mina Lunzer.  

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