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SONYA SCHÖN BERGER

WHAT MAKES THE LIFE? THE INVENTORY PROJECT


Radio Kitchen shelf Vase, glass, porcelain Coffee pot Teapot Toaster Electric kettle Chair, corduroy, brown Stool, orange Strainer (3) Espresso machine (3) Fruit bowl, woven Napkins (uncounted) Pepper mill Table lamp, yellow Egg warmer (2) Mirror, square, sun, world, hanging Cutting board, wood (5) Plate, big (14) Saucer (5) Muesli bowl (2) Soup bowl (2) Bowl Cup (12) Plate, small (9) Bowl, silver (2) Straws (uncounted) Coaster (3) Ashtray (4) Liquor glass (10) Wine glass (5) Champagne flute (2) Glass (6) Fridge Washing machine Tea infuser, metal Tea, various flavours (uncounted) Measuring spoon (4) Milk jug


Tea strainer Kitchen towel (5) Egg cup (6) Sushi mat Sandwich bags (uncounted) Ice cube bags (uncounted) Cling film (uncounted) Tupperware plate (2) Bottle opener (4) Lemon squeezer Aluminium foil (uncounted) Pot cleaner (2) Plastic cups (uncounted) Birthday candles (uncounted) Lint brush Cleaning sponge (4) Cleaning cloth (uncounted) Pot (3) Cake tin Casserole dish Pan (2) Wok Salad bowl (2) Kitchen scale Mixer, hand-held Blender Waffle iron Measuring jug (3) Rubbish bin Box, metal Side table (3) Table set Wok basket Grater Puzzle, miniature, earth Swirl garbage bags (uncounted) Cleaning agent Luvos cleaning earth Wasabi paste Starmarke rice pudding

Ener Bio lentils Rapunzel long grain rice Baking powder Vanilla sugar Spreetaler gherkins Alnatura soy drink Alnatura rice cakes Flour Honey, various flavours (3) Oats Ener Bio semolina Ener Bio risotto rice Kikkoman soy sauce Risotto mushroom rice Sunflower oil Olive oil Balsamic vinegar (2) Capers Mussels Onions Garlic Sunflower seeds Rapunzel soy meat Greengold kidney beans Greengold princess beans Dried chilli Sushi rice Cortecce pasta Ece black olives Türkel chick peas Chaokoh coconut cream Starmarke tuna Plastic bags (uncounted) Dom Perignon Cinzano Veuve Cliquot Sobanka Dimple Ramazzotti Neuköllnisch Wasser brandy

De Niro dried tomatoes Barilla farfalle Crownfield almond nut flakers Multi vitamin supplement Vitamin C Espresso Naturkind linseed Migros sea salt Vita sal Baleine Sal de Mer Aquasale Bio herbal sea salt Saltshaker Jamie Oliver spice Curry Basil, dried Cinnamon Paprika Mixed herbs, Georgian Caraway seeds Oregano Nutmeg Vegetable stock Fenistil gel Zirkulin nose salve Novalgin drops Felce Azzurra powder Blistex lip balm Rossmann jojoba day cream Crest kids’ spin brush Altapharma band aids Cherry pit pillow Armchair, leather, brown Foot rest, leather, brown Sofa, leather, light green Sheepskin, various sizes (4) Pillow, leather, white Armchair, corduroy, brown Side table, veneer Standard lamp, white, golden pattern

Standard lamp, silver Enamel bucket Poker Pillow, red Shelf, metal, dark green Dresser, veneer, white Prayer mat, Iranian (2) Dust pan, green, gold (2) Broom, green, gold (2) Crystal Sand, Lennox Head Iranian Rial (uncounted) English Pound (uncounted) American Dollar (uncounted) Canadian Dollar (uncounted) Australian Dollar (uncounted) Czech Crown (uncounted) Georgian Lari (uncounted) Danisch Crown (uncounted) Swiss Franc (uncounted) Euro (uncounted) Jim Jarmusch, Stranger than Paradise, DVD Gus van Sant, To Die For, DVD Spiegel TV, Der Krieg der Deutschen, DVD Spiegel TV, Amerikas Kriege, DVD Jan Willem van Dam, When Light Behaves Differently Towards Time, DVD The Mighty Boosh, season I+II, DVD Francis Ford Coppola, The Cotton Club, DVD Michael Seresin, Homeboy, DVD Louis Malle, Atlantic City, DVD Percy Adlon, Out of Rosenheim, DVD Monty Python, Der Sinn des Lebens, VHS Hape Kerkeling, Kein Pardon, VHS Madness, The Complete Madness, VHS

Sam Peckinpah, Straw Dogs, DVD Frank A. Capello, He Was a Quiet Man, DVD Mira Nair, Vanity Fair, DVD Jim Jarmusch, Permanent Vacation, DVD Sacha Baron Cohen, Ali G in da House, DVD Internationales Daumenkino Festival Solitude 2004, DVD Germany’s Next Topmodel, Die offizielle DVD zur Show Reuters, Shooting Under Fire, DVD The best of The Wonder Years, DVD Sylvester Stallone, Cliffhanger, DVD NASA Collection, DVD Austin/Bellami, The Love Boat, DVD Georges Christen/Andrei Volfson, Tour de Force, DVD Beverly Hills 90210, Best of Season I+II, DVD Daniel Kunle/Holger Launinger, Nicht-Mehr/Noch-Nicht, DVD Shekar Khapur, Elizabeth, DVD Gunter Krüger, Magnetic Eye – Jerusalem, DVD David Foster Wallace, Kurze Interviews mit fiesen Männern Antjie Krog, Country of my Skull George Seminara, Mugshots Seiichi Furuya, Memoires 1995 NGBK, Stadtfotografie Berlin NGBK, Rosa für Jungs, Hellblau für Mädchen NGBK, Lost in Translation NGBK, Schwarze Kunst NGBK, Schöne Autowelt NGBK, Auflösung Reuters, Our World Now 2

Reuters, Die Welt in Bildern Reuters, Visa pour l’Image Reuters, Sport im 21. Jahrhundert Corbis, Miss - Die schönsten Frauen der Welt 50 Jahre Martin Butzer Gymnasium Dierdorf Topor, Tod und Teufel Oliver Möst, PenParamat Oliver Möst, Clackastigmat 6.0 Oliver Möst, audigraphien Gertrud Pinkus, Das höchste Gut einer Frau ist ihr Schweigen Mediamatic, Art & Context Kursbuch, Die 30Jährigen Benoit Peeters/Marie-Francoise Plissart, Eben jetzt NBK, Die fotografische Familie Seyfried+Ziska, Future Subjunkies Bill Watterson, Homicidal Psycho Jungle Cat Amar Chitra Kathra, The Gita Janosch, Komm, wir finden einen Schatz Westermann, Diercke Weltaltlas 2 Jean-Marie Londeix, Saxophon spielend leicht Burne Hogarth, Porträtzeichnen leichtgemacht Extreme Crafts, Things to Make and Do (5) Pilotprojekt Gropiusstadt, Jahrbuch 2005 Lisa Salem, Enlightenment! Bah! La strategia corp, Exporting Democracy Maroldt Ed, Mythos Esch Night Moves, The Professional Approach to Disco Dance Instruction


Frida Bünzli, Ritterhaus Bubikon Disney’s Tarzan und seine Freunde Maurice Thomassen, A Coffee Table Book Hans Gottanka/Helga Schuster, Das Märchen vom Kometen über der Kaufingerstraße Youmna Chala/Jeannette Gaussi, the beloved Bruno Bernard, Liebelei mit der Kamera Anna Keel, Modelle Wolfgang Ribbe/Jürgen Schmädeke, Kleine Berlin-Geschichte Lea Lenhart, Arbeiten 2002-2005 Colette Urban, Recalling Belvedere Fritz Koch-Gotha, Die Häschenschule Katrin Behrend, Die Wohnungskatze Norbert Bormann, Das grosse Lexikon des Verbrechens Art Spiegelmann, Maus I+II Jeanne van Heeswijk, Systeme Werner Schmalenbach, Kurt Schwitters Desiree Palmen/Anke Schäfer, Sylvia Plaid & Jane Blond Verband Schweizer Metzgermeister, Fleisch, gebraten geschmort gesotten grilliert The Selection 2000 Pawlak, Caspar David Friedrich, Das gesamte grafische Werk AGW, The Performative Sites of Colette Urban Karen Yasninsky, Who’s Your True Love Michel Houellebecq, Ausweitung der Kampfzone Kurban Said, Ali und Nino

Stefan Aust, Der Baader Meinhof Komplex Brigitta Schmidt-Lauber, Die verkehrte Hautfarbe Brigitta Schmidt-Lauber, Die abhängigen Herren Antonio Damasio, Descartes’ Irrtum Wilhelm Weischedel, Die philosophische Hintertreppe Leo Frobenius, Vom Kulturreich des Festlandes Wolfgang Koeppen, Jugend Jack Kerouac, Desolation Angels Bernward Vesper, Die Reise Thomas Mann, Felix Krull Carlo Schmid, Erinnerungen Ralf Rothmann, Rehe am Meer Friedrich Engels, Einführungen in „Das Kapital“ Umberto Eco, Das Foucaultsche Pendel Umberto Eco, Der Name der Rose Marek van der Jagt, Amour fou Philip Mayring, Einführung in die Sozialforschung William Shakespeare, Macbeth Wagenbach, Italienische Liebesgeschichten Luis Buñuel, Wenn es einen Gott gibt... Doris Lessing, Das Goldene Notizbuch R.W. Fassbinder, Katzelmacher/ Preparadise Sorry now Franz Kafka, Das Schloss-Der Verschollene-Der Prozess Markus Werner, Froschnacht Peter Handke, Wunschloses Unglück Max Frisch, Andorra Cees Nooteboom, Rituale

Aglaja Veteranyi, Das Regal der letzten Atemzüge Aglaja Veteranyi, Warum das Kind in der Polenta kocht Walter Benjamin, Das Kunstwerk im Zeitalter seiner technischen Reproduzierbarkeit Nigel Barley, Traumatische Tropen Friedrich Nietzsche, Also sprach Zarathustra Gudrun Schury, Lebensflut Taschen, Man Ray D.A.R. Sokoll, Der Mythos des Blutes Jean Jaques Rousseau, Der Gesellschaftsvertrag David Hume, Eine Untersuchung über den menschlichen Verstand Golo Mann, Deutsche Geschichte Sigmund Freund, Abriss der Psychoanalyse Ortega Y Gasset, Der Aufstand der Massen Kleines Wörterbuch der Marxistisch-Leninistischen Philosophie Serge Jaques, Paris-Hollywood Immanuel Kant, Kritik der Urteilskraft F. Scott Fitzgerald, The Great Gatsby PONS, französisch-deutsch, deutsch-französisch PONS, Cobuild English Learner’s Dictionary Langenscheidts Eurowörterbuch Spanisch Langenscheidts Taschenwörterbuch englisch-deutsch, deutschenglisch

James Joyce, Dubliner Tracey Emin, Strangeland Hübsche Tiere Gustave Flaubert, The Desert and the Dancing Girls Susan Sontag, Kunst und Antikunst Paul Auster, Mr. Vertigo Paul Auster, Leviathan Ryu Murakami, Almost Transparent Blue Heinrich Heine, So Zärtlich, Herz an Herz Rainer Maria Rilke, Briefe an einen jungen Dichter Rolf Dieter Brinkmann, Keiner weiss mehr Bob Dylan, Tarantula Gerald Zschorsch, Der Duft der anderen Haut Roald Dahl, Kiss Kiss Rainald Goetz, Hirn Susan Sontag, Im Zeichen des Saturn Tschingis Aitmatov, Der weiße Dampfer Heinz Emigholz, Das schwarze Schamquadrat Gertrude Stein, The Geographical History of America Catherine Millet, Das sexuelle Leben der Catherine M. Siri Hustvedt, Was ich liebte Bob Dylan, Chronicles The Philosophy of Andy Warhol by Andy Warhol Andre Bazin, Was ist Film? Reuters, Sounds Heinz Emigholz, Die Basis des Make-Up Werner Kriegeskorte, Giuseppe

Arcimboldo Mudam 2000-2004 Almanach Bruno Ernst, Der Zauberspiegel des M.C. Escher Das große Buch der Handarbeiten VI Lidwien van de Ven, seule la main qui efface peut ecrire Image Tassvir, Image of the Year 2005-2006 Hannah Weitemeier, Yves Klein Patricia Piccinini, We are Family Johanna Fassbender, Blinde Barbara Fischer, Colette Urban Charlotte Salomon, Life or Theater? Museum für Kommunikation, Botschaft der Dinge Domäne Dahlem, einkaufen Ehapa Comic Collection, Geht doch rüber! Lothar Schirmer (Hrsg.), Frauen sehen Frauen A.L. Kennedy, Paradies Alex Comfort, Joy of Sex La Centrale, Take Out Ulla Hvejsel, Cabaret of War Nähschule Matthew Goulish, Microlectures Arnon Grünberg, Tirza Feininger, Die Hohe Schule der Fotografie Nick Yapp, 1060s Contemporary Art Forum Kitchener, ...and then we take Berlin Cafka, Power to the People Jaques Meijers, Dynamisch Archief Susann Schuppli, Pick up! Rohr-Lehn, Flötenbüchlein für die Schule Milan Kundera, Das Leben ist

anderswo Max Frisch, Homo Faber Mudam Luxembourg, Miniguide, Eldorado Schillers sämtliche Werke, vierter und fünfter Band Paul Scheerbart, Ja..was..möchten wir nicht Alles! Th. Zell, Die Dikatur der Liebe Constance Kenna, Die DDR-Kinder von Namibia Esler/Martinez, Grundzüge der Logik I Rene Descartes, Meditationen über die Grundzüge der Philosophie Rene Descartes, Discours de la methode Sigmund Freud, Die Traumdeutung Michel Leiris, Phantom Afrika 2 James George Frazer, Der Goldene Zweig Michael Oppitz, Kunst der Genauigkeit Martin Suter, Der letzte Weynfeldt Thomas Mann, Der Zauberberg Susanne Kippenberger, Kippenberger Elfriede Jelinek, Raststätte Antonio Tabucchi, Indisches Nachtstück Antonio Tabucchi, Das Umkehrspiel Heinrich Böll, Billard um halb zehn Vladimir Nabokov, Lolita Robert Muntean, Arbeiten 2001-2003 30 Postkarten, Jan Vermeer Johann Wolfgang Goethe, Die Leiden des jungen Werther Theodor Fontane, Effie Briest Franz Kafka, Die Verwandlung Peter Handke, Der kurze Brief zum


langen Abschied Peter Handke, Publikumsbeschimpfungen Elfriede Jelinek, Die Klavierspielerin Jean-Paul Sartre, Der Ekel Andre Breton, Nadja Peter Jenny, Notizen zur Fototechnik Ivo Frenzel, Rene Descartes Hermann Hesse, Liebesgeschichten D.H. Lawrence, Lady Chatterley Ingeborg Bachmann, Das dreißigste Jahr Theater Bielefeld, Schöne Neue Werte Jonathan Meese, Meine Schneekönigin Gob Squad, The Making of a Memory Kalbass Lametta, National Pilger Album Denis Meikle, Johnny Depp Durs Grünbein, Den Teuren Toten Salman Rushdie, Die satanischen Verse Platon, Phaidon Peter Handke, Langsame Heimkehr Alice Schwarzer, Romy Schneider Hermann Hesse, Narziß und Goldmund Haruki Murakami, Wie ich eines schönen Morgens... Max Frisch, Biedermann und die Brandstifter Thomas Mann, Der Tod in Venedig Aldous Huxley, Das Genie und die Göttin Henry Miller, Stille Tage in Clichy Postcardbook, 50s Design Fjodor Dostojewskij, Der Spieler

Fjodor Dostojewskij, Schuld und Sühne Helme Heine, Freunde Antoine de Saint-Exupery, Der kleine Prinz Moliere/Enzensberger, Der Menschenfeind Günter Grass, örtlich betäubt J.R.R. Tolkien, Der kleine Hobbit Geza Roheim, Psycholanalyse und Anthropologie Emmanuel Mounier, Einführung in die Existenzphilosophen Anthony Giddens, Konsequenzen der Moderne Hermann Hesse, Klein und Wagner Hermann Hesse, Unterm Rad Hanny Lightfoot-Klein, Das grausame Ritual Chönz/Carigiet, Schellen-Ursli Hubert Schleichert (Hrsg.), Von Platon bis Wittgenstein Margaret Mead, Jugend und Sexualität in primitiven Gesellschaften Band 3 Hermann Hesse, Der Steppenwolf Arnon Grünberg, Statisten Revolver, Kino muss gefährlich sein Max Frisch, Fragebogen Thomas Pynchon, Spätzünder Hans Leip, Jan Himp und die kleine Brise Marek van der Jagt, Monogam Marguerite Duras, Der Matrose von Gibraltar Peter Handke, Und die Tage gingen wirklich ins Land Nikolai Gogol, Die Heirat Heinrich von Kleist, Penthesilea

Georg Trakl, Fünfzig Gedichte G.E. Lessing, Nathan der Weise Daniil Charms, Fälle Annette von Droste-Hülshoff, Die Judenbuche Friedrich Hölderlin, Hyperion Friedrich Schiller, Wilhelm Tell Platon, Das Gastmahl Robert Louis Stevenson, Dr. Jekyll und Mr. Hyde Dr. Oetker, Sparkochbuch Schinharl/Dickhaut, Vegetarian Basics Benita Cantieni, Tigerfeeling NGBK, Das persönliche Dokument Justus Pfaue, Oliver Maas, der Junge mit der Zaubergeige Justus Pfaue, Patrik Pacard Anders Bojen/Kristoffer Ørum, Game Continent Lasse Krog Møller, Samlingen (4) Various, Temporary Urban Structures After Hand, Re act or J&K, The Perfect Stage The Picadilly Line Martin Hess, Le Monde Trouvee Joe Biel, The perfect mix tape #3 Niederländer in Berlin, Blick ohne Ende Thomas Mann, Buddenbrocks Rüdiger Safranski, Wieviel Wahrheit braucht der Mensch? Lukas Bärfuss, Die Toten Männer Immanuel Kant, Zum ewigen Frieden Protestantisches Gesangbuch Feridun Zaimoglu, Abschaum Edgar Allan Poe, The Fall of the House of Usher and Other Writings

Erich Fromm, Die Kunst des Liebens Franca Rame/Dario Fo, Offene Zweierbeziehung Albert Camus, Der Mythos des Sisyphos Jean Amery, Hand an sich legen Herodot, Die zweideutige Weissagung Uta Grosenick, Women Artists Aldous Huxley, Brave New World Photoshop CS2, Der professionelle Einstieg Kurt Cobain, Tagebücher Erich Fried, Als ich mich nach Dir verzehrte Paul Auster, Das rote Notizbuch Wagenbach, Die schönsten Liebesgedichte Antoine de Saint-Exupery, Der kleine Prinz Judith Hermann, Sommerhaus, später Elias Canetti, Die gerettete Zunge Museum Ludwig, Photogaphie des 20. Jahrhundert Raymond Carver, Kathedrale Das Neue Testament Gustave Flaubert, Madame Bovary Hermann Hesse, Demian Harald Szeemann, Museum der Obsessionen Ryszard Kapuscinski, Der Andere Pascale Wiedemann, Balg Marcel Duchamp, Der Kreative Akt Mayank Chhaya, Dalai Lama Edith Wharton, The House of Mirth Chr. Stürner, Glaubens-Entrückung Clifford Geertz, Dichte Beschreibung Könemann, 1000 Meesterwerken Möhlig/Heine, Swahili Grundkurs

Heller, Grundkurs Philosophie, Einführung Anthropologie Ilisa Barbash/Lucien Taylor, Cross-Cultural Filmmaking Susan Sontag/Annie Leibovitz, Women Pillow (5) Duvet (4) Mattress Blanket, wool, green Malm bedframe, white Hiking boots Cowboy boots, yellow Suede boots, white Steamer trunk (2) Photo album (5) Vibrator Stitching, Iranian Cuddly toy (3) Scarf (11) Belt, black (8), butterfly, white (4), red (3), golden (5), pink, silver, square dancing Cumberbund Shawl, black (3), pink Sports bag, silver Coat, blue, beige (2), black&white, green, leather Jacket, leather (3) Jacket, traditional German (3) Parka Down jacket (2) Bathrobe, white Ceiling lamp, green, glass (2), paper Denim shirt (5) Clothes rack (3) Clothes hanger (96) Hooded sweatshirt (3) Jacket (11)

Pantsuit (4) Wool jacket (15) Dress (15) Skirt (5) Top (11) Blouse (41) Jeans (6) Trousers, black (9), white (2), blue (3), grey T-shirts (uncounted) Vest (3) Leggings (7) Tracksuit pants (5) Shorts (4) Bra, white (11), light green (3), dark blue, grey (2), dark green, black (8) Sweatband (4) Underpants, light green (2), white, dark blue (5), red, golden (2), silver, black (7), grey Bikini top, black (2) Bikini bottom, black Jumper, wool (15) Singlet (5) Belinda tights, black Compression tights Gloves, leather, dark green, red, light green, beige Socks, thick wool, white Socks, wool, hand made, green, white, dark blue, red, orange Socks, soccer, green Socks, wool, hand made, mottled Leg warmers, pink, green, black Tights, nylon, black (6) Socks, tennis (9) Socks, silk, blue Socks, pink, grey, beige, dark


blue (2), white (5), black (14) Anonyma, Eine Frau in Berlin Banana Yoshimoto, Mein Körper weiß alles Sylvia Plath, Die Glasglocke Alles oder Nichts, Französische Liebesgeschichten Kurban Said, The Girl from the Golden Horn Miranda July, Zehn Wahrheiten Hans Magnus Enzensberger, Hammerstein oder der Eigensinn NGBK, Gesichter und Dinge Ernest Hemingway, For Whom the Bell Tolls Alicia Drake, The Beautiful Fall Iron Bed cover, white (4), horse, purple Bed sheet, white (3) Pillow case, white (8), horse, purple Tablecloth, green Stone, lava Mittens, red, suede leather Gloves, leather, green Fur hat (3) Bathing cap, Bondi Beach Rain jacket Kidney warmer Bum bag, pink, blue Fingerdoll, lion (2) Padlock, blue Bonus book, dentist Passport Condoms (uncounted) Trunk, wood (3) Door mat Key holder, S, Sonja, Post, ED Gazoline, Heart, hologram

address book, mouse, Princess Leia, Tabac Aftershave, penguin Flat key House key Bike key Spare key set Office key Angle brackets (uncounted) Slotted screwdriver (2) Phillips screwdriver Stapler Hooks (uncounted) Nails, various sizes (uncounted) Drywall screws (uncounted) Screwdriver set Hot melt gun Hot melt Mini screwdriver set Alphatools electric drill Drill sockets, wood, wall (uncounted) Elastic luggage strap Wire Multi-plug (3) Paper clips (uncounted) Ladder Vacuum cleaner Knitting machine Router Rubin waterproofing spray Table board, yellow Camping table Umbrella Blanket, Malawian Reuters ski suit Bag, green Cat basket Cat comb (3) Ski gloves, pink Skipping rope

British Airways blanket Letter set Coat rack (4) Brother typewriter Bravo and Popcorn poster, Rob Lowe, A-ha, James Dean, Duran Duran Ceto Speciale Racer, yellow-black GIANT Racer, red-white-grey Bike, womens’, Dutch Bike repair kit (2) Bike pump Curtain, blue Laundry rack Cat food bowl (3) Cat food, dry and wet (uncounted) Cien active deodorant Deo crystal Zanzarin mosquito spray Nivea Velvet Mat Pinimenthol balm Kryolan eyelashes Tiger balm Sebastian Crude Clay Oropax classic Essence nail polish remover Dermi-cyl Allerg Make up sponge (5) Hello Kitty band aid DinoSan hand cream OPI nail polish remover Elkos toothpaste Body Shop moisture lotion Sun Ozon self tanning lotion Isana hand&nail balm Olynth nasal spray Scholl anti callus Florena hand cream Dead Sea facial mask Hot Thermo Dura cream

Lilibe cotton pads (uncounted) Pumice stone Oral-B electric toothbrush Tooth blackener Lipstick Rimmel make up Cosmence facial mask Olay moisture lotion Differin cream Babydream facial cream Verrumal remedy Gazin compress Feminax Embrasure brushes Blow dryer (2) Hot water bottle (2) Wellaflex hairspray Scholl Patch Anti-Pression Fusswohl heel care Cold capsules (uncounted) Anti-shine paper (uncounted) Pedic peeling cream Babydream powder Bayer Aspirin Bedan cream Clinical thermometer Room thermometer Make up bag (3) Creme 21 Avon cream jar Mouth wash Cotton buds (uncounted) Vaseline skin cream Nail polish, white, pink Mascara, black (3) Lip gloss Eye roll-on Lipliner Eye shadow, black, green, golden, white

Eyeliner, black (3) Powder brush Eye shadow brush Hair scissors Nail scissors Nail clipper Nail file Hair clips (uncounted) Dior, L’Oreal powder Dental floss (3) Garnier night cream Alverde day and night cream Ajona toothpaste concentrate Sensodyne toothpaste Meridol toothbrush (2) Hairbrush (2) Sheabutter cream L’Oreal make up Bulgari Black Clinique Happy Heart Air France soap dish Pear, plastic Tampons, various sizes (uncounted) Toilet paper Hair elastics, various colours and sizes (uncounted) Reuters letters, U, S, E Dustbin, silver Bucket (2) Mop Cleaning rag Laundry soap Litter pan Litter shovel Frosch detergent (2) Doussy fabric softener Tissues (uncounted) Bush Flower, Dynamis, Confid Neutrogena cleansing mask Etihad Silk Cream

Rossmann Sun Ozon Fa deodorant Isana body lotion Alverde summer cream Rite Aid aspirin Rite Aid ibuprofen Nivea cream Headband Wrapping dress, black Bathroom rug, zebra print Syoss shampoo (3) Syoss conditioner Schwarzkopf Gliss Kur Hema shampoo Hema conditioner Dove beauty bath Suave shampoo, coconut Fa shower mousse Charmeen shower gel Shavers, disposable (uncounted) Wash&Go Domol limescale&dirt dissolving agent Detergent Dove soap Frosch lemon cleaning agent Actiff WC gel Clean scouring cream Spee Megaperls Towel, American flag, blue (2), red (3), green (2), orange, white (3) Dresser, plastic Cat litter Vacuum cleaner bag Photo wallpaper Toilet brush Pocket mirror Steve Parish, Koala Karl Bahm, Berlin 1945


Kristina Norman, After War Romanian Pavillion 53rd Biennale di Venezia, The Seductiveness of the Interval Nickey Robo, My Heart Beats Only for You National Geographic, January 1978 Learning Funbook, Horses&Ponies Ming Wong, Life of Imitation Brochure Yesterday Came Suddenly (uncounted) Diagonale 01, Le statut de la fibre en art actuel Otto Waalkes, Das Zweite Buch Otto Komitee antifaschistischer Widerstandskämpfer der DDR, Aktenvermerk R.u. Reader’s Digest, Die sieben Weltwunder In touch, October 2009 Aufstieg und Fall Nr. 1 Stern Edition, Michael Jackson Canadian Art, Fall 2009 Cicero, August 2009 Shock Cinema Number 13 GEO Epoche, Der Dreißigjährige Krieg Spiegel Spezial, 2,1990 Colors 63, Frontiers Theater Heute, Oktober 2008 GEO, Oktober 2005 National Geographic, October 1963 Die Flause (2) Salzinsel, Contemporary Magazine (4) Der Schnitt (3) Hanging basket, triple Oil pastels (uncounted) Cat toy, mouse (4) Postcards, empty (uncounted)

Postcards, received (uncounted) Polaroid photos (uncounted) Letters, received (uncounted) Dymo label maker (2) Coca Cola disposable camera Rubix cube, mini Magnetic ball, yellow, blue (10) Magnifying glass Dice ball Tennis ball Pocket knife, mother of pearl holder Set square Fountain pen Sharpener, yellow, purple Eraser, Faber-Castell, calculator, telephone Pin, Heidelberg Card reader Flashcard holder, plastic Measuring tape Embroidery hoop (3) Brush case Paintbrushes, various sizes (uncounted) Knitting needles, various sizes (uncounted) Xylophone Carbon paper (uncounted) Typewriter ribbon (2) Audio tape (uncounted) Iron-on beads, various colours (uncounted) Iron-on bead template Modelling clay (2) Luster terminals (uncounted) Acrylic paint, neon pink, neon yellow, black, golden, silver Drawing ink, black (2) Liquid beads, golden, blue

Band, neon green Transparent retouching colours, green, purple, violet, turquoise, white Scotch tape Tape, white, neon pink, brown, Reuters, clover leaf, attention, transparent, red, yellow Table cloth, plastic Paper towels, Ritz Carlton Wipes (5) Circular knitting needle Wool, red (10), blue (9), white (6), black (3), yellow, (3), green (7), brown (2), grey, neon green (2), orange (4) Sew on decorations, black Fabric, transparent Rubber band, work king Fabric, red, green Cuff, black, grey Lace, golden, beige, Iranian flag Button, white (4), golden (3), regular (uncounted) Drapery ring (50) Band, white, black, grey, yellow Felt, pink, red (3) Knitting jenny Pillow case, white Linen (4) Beads (uncounted) Fabric, black-white-yellow striped Zipper, red (3) Rubber band (2) Bouncy ball (4) Thread, neon yellow (2) Cat, woollen Gloves, cotton, white Press studs (uncounted) Needle box (3)

Needles (uncounted) Pom poms, red (uncounted) Sequins, silver, white, red (uncounted) Fabric bag, red Bowling bag, Craven A Adapter, Swiss-German Thread, various colours (64) Needle set Patch, horse, duck, deer, queen, Neuschwanstein, mickry3, Muskoka, Donald Duck, bee, star, Oklahoma, i rokk, Colorado, tiger (5) Bag, plastic (7) Fibres, synthetic Cross stitch, horse Stapler Hole punch (2) Cutting board, plastic Office lamp, golden, red Slicer Stamp set (2) Carpet, horses Paper weight, North Sea Chip board Stand (4) Armchair, leather, green Office chair, orange-brown, black Telephone, beige Telephone, lips Address book Canon EOS 10D Canon lens (2) LG mobile iBook G4 Charger (3) MacBook Pro, 172.86 GB used mp3s, various artists (2058) Thread set

Clips (uncounted) Sceptre, crown, apple, miniature, Prague Packing paper, roll Fog machine Smoke fluid (2) Extension cable (4) Folder system (uncounted) Hofmanns Stärke trunk, wood Suitcase, pink, brown Dyon DVD player VHS player Surveillance monitor Trolley, blue Canon hip bag Laminating machine Wig, afro Molton, black Light box Polaroid film Trigger medium format camera Scart splitter Scart cable Headphones (5) Gossen light meter Firewire cable (2) VGA cable (3) Aiwa walkman Sony tape recorder Computer mouse Laptop bag (2) Yamaha flute Durst enlarger Developer (uncounted) Photo paper, various sizes and consistencies (uncounted) Telescopic umbrella (2) Drawing paper roll (5) Folders (uncounted) Styrofoam beads (uncounted)

Uhu wood glue Double sided adhesive tape Mounting spray Slide box (7) Book wrapping paper DVD spindle (10) Torch (2) Pritt glue stick Price tags (uncounted) Textile colours, golden, white, pink, yellow, neon green (2) Batteries AAA (6) Film, C-41, colour, black and white (uncounted) Roll film, colour, black and white (uncounted) Film, E-6, colour (uncounted) Camera bag (5) Adhesive sheet, wood (5), snake, neon (2) Wallpaper, stone Photos, Enjoy the Boy Prinzip Osterei, installation, silver frames (uncounted) Drawings (uncounted) Nobuko Hayashi, various works (uncounted) Stage setting, Maple Street performance Posters, exhibition Tehran and Lahijan (uncounted) Amirali Ghasemi, photography Christopher Eymann, drawing Drawing, Sanna Johanna Fassbender, painting (4) Maarten Janssen, painting Photos, analogue (uncounted) Photos, digital (uncounted) Stitchings, Gaza on my Mind (18), Vilnius (5), Yesterday Came


Suddenly (uncounted) Word, sewn (5) Photo, mounted, dad in office Photo, canvas, opa in war Poster, Michael Jackson Sofa, corduroy, grey, fold-out Pillow, horse heads Pillow, knitted, grey Writing table, white Sofa table, glass Linen bin, green Photo lamp Halogen lamp Epson scanner Canon printer Coal scuttle Coal shovel Basket, plastic Bas, shopping bag Loud speaker set (2) Hard disk, external (6) CDs, burned, (uncounted) Lucky cat, Chinese Desk lamp, orange Slide table Single slide projector Yoga mat Tiger head, toy Technics CD player Index cards, A5 (uncounted) CD covers, plastic (uncounted) Post-it, speech bubble, car Sticker album Napkins, St. Moritz (uncounted) Folders, empty (uncounted) Iron-on transfer paper (4) Inkjet paper (uncounted) Inkjet labels (uncounted) Photo paper, glossy (uncounted) Paper, various colours (uncounted)

Canon ink cartridge Ink pad, black, red, blue Sticky Tack adhesive (uncounted) Thumb tacks (uncounted) Birthday decoration Stapler, hippo Ink pen Ink (4) Photo stickers, double sided (uncounted) Photo clips (uncounted) Rubber stamp Textile colour, neon (5) Folder, negatives (6) Negatives (uncounted) Rub-on letters (uncounted) Autograph book stickers (uncounted) Elbow pad (5) Rulers (uncounted) Stencils (uncounted) Envelope, various sizes (uncounted) Black paper (uncounted) Mouse pad, Lidl Drawing block Printer paper, Colourmix (uncounted) Hobbywerkstatt Dekorativer Kreuzstich Cardboard (uncounted) Stamp, rabbit Paper dress-up doll, Sonja, Monique, Susi Project proposals (uncounted) Applications (uncounted) Watercolours (uncounted) Table mat, decorative Adhesive letters (uncounted) Streamers, Swiss cross

Stretched canvas (uncounted) Shower curtain Document folder Photo paper, mat (uncounted) Portfolio (5) String, white (2), yellow Autograph, Morten Haarket Fabric, various colours (uncounted) Minox flash Nikon flash Yamaha alto recorder Audio cable Bike lights (uncounted) TV antenna Nylon thread (2) Music stand Slide viewer Slides (uncounted) miniDV tapes (uncounted) minidisc tapes (uncounted) VHS tapes (uncounted) Rubber bands (uncounted) Bathing cap Mask, smiley Artist crayons (uncounted) Wax crayons (uncounted) Forest animals, miniature (uncounted) Plastic comb Crayons, various colours (uncounted) Waitresses’ wallet Chalk (uncounted) Photos, found footage (uncounted) Paper lace doily (11) Signature analysis Wrapping paper (uncounted) Plastic roll, white X-ray pictures (2)

Laminating foil Canon lens hood Craftsman bag, leather, black Shelf, aluminium (2) Business cards, various (uncounted) Erdal shoe polish, black Minidiscs, empty (5) Gymnastic band (2) Jewellery box, blue Ulrik Remy, Ich bin aus’m Westerwald, forty-five Bijan Moosavi, In My Headphones, CD Kate Bush, Never Forever, CD Tarwater, Silur, CD The Cure, Kiss Me, Kiss Me, Kiss Me, CD Barbara Morgenstern, Vermona, CD Fleetwood Mac, Rumours, CD Simon Ho, before sleep, CD Everything But The Girl, Temperamental, CD David Bowie, Tonight, CD Luigi Archetti, Bo Wiget, low tide digitals, CD Phil Callery, From the Edge of Memory, CD Mo’plen Bacharach, CD Kraftwerk, The Mix, CD Plaid, Double Figure, CD Gustav Mahler, Das Lied von der Erde, CD Jovanotti, Lorenzo 1994, CD The best of Carlos Gardel, CD Femi Kuti, Shoki remixed, CD Nightmares on Wax, Mind Elevation, CD Vivaldi, Die vier Jahreszeiten, CD The Roots, Illadelph Halflife, CD

Massive Attack, Protection, CD Cut Copy, bright like neon love, CD Mozart, Beethoven, Klassische Ouvertüren, CD Nik Bärtsch’s Mobile, ritual groove music, CD Luis di Matteo, Escibo para Los Angeles, CD Kosheen, Resist, CD Bill Withers’ Greatest Hits, CD Elvis Costello, Girls Girls Girls, CD Dead Can Dance, Into the Labyrinth, CD Leftfield, leftism, CD Carla Bruni, Quelqu’un m’a dit, CD A-ha, Foot of the Mountain, CD Christoph Gallio, Mösiöblö, CD Isabelle Faust/Alexander Melnikov, Beethoven, CD Georg Friedrich Haas, Works for Ensemble, CD Jean-Guihen Queyras, Bach Cello Suites CD Snap, The Power, forty-five Jeff Waynes, War of the Worlds, LP David Bowie, Heroes, LP David Bowie, Let’s Dance, LP Dire Straits, Love over Gold, LP The Alan Parsons Project, The Turn of a Friendly Card, LP The Alan Parsons Project, Eye in the Sky, LP Renaissance, Live at Carnegie Hall, LP The Alan Parsons Project, Tales of Mystery and Imagination, LP Roberta Flack, Killing me Softly, LP

David Bowie, The Man Who Sold the World, LP Yes, 90125, LP The Alan Parsons Project, Ammonia Avenue, LP Pink Floyd, The Dark Side of the Moon, LP Genesis, Selling England by the Pound, LP


Jotted onto scrap paper and tapped into smart phones, words like “pencils,” “condoms,” and

“receipts” are constantly ordered into vertical columns. Tethered together with minimalist gram-

mar, the words are collectively transformed into an inventory and imbued with a smorgasbord of unannotated meanings. To their authors, the terms are flexible shorthands used to remember

the forgettable, understood only by the taxonomically literate. To the unlettered, another’s list is a coded datasource, peppered with the familiar and shrouded in material and sentimental mystery.

In What makes the life, Schönberger explores the notional maxim, “you are what you own”

by listing her earthly possessions. The material result is a Wunderkammer of the ordinary, a

compilation of quotidian archived terms and photographed objects that reveal illusions to a personality. Sequenced without categories into a minimalist narrative of a 1-bedroom apart-

ment, Schönberger’s list is an encrypted translation of her private life into the public sphere. Cameras, sewing materials, bathroom products, kitchen utensils, books, and furniture broker her

daily interactions. Yet her inner life and the existential lessons she has gleaned from her pains-

taking process remain concealed. Like with barebones poetry, the reader is required to illustrate

the chronicle with visual associations and human intentions. Schönberger’s collection of tins, cameras, and postcards gesture to long flea market strolls and a penchant for kitsch accumulation, but those are hardly a calling card. And like Massa, who in Schönberger’s film Wo sind die

Popcorn is speculated to be a Japanese secret agent because he collected Iranian soil, Schönberg-


er’s uncounted Francs, Crowns, Pounds, Dollars, Euros, Laris, and Rials stationed before Jim

tory is a play on the list as a story telling device. Since the 1960s as non-mainstream concerns

Without tactile evidence or testimony, readers of this data rich bureaucratic record lack the

archive fever which differentiates itself from the 19th century tradition of collector as cultural

Jarmusch’s Stranger than Paradise never reveal if she is an ample traveler or currency trader.

necessary evidence identify the objects in question. Schönberger owns a white Ikea Malm bed frame and a copy of MacBeth, but what differentiates hers from a Computer Programmer’s in

Bangladesh or the catalog samples? Our personal affects record our mutual experiences with

scents, dents, scratches, and stains; faint traces that act as bonding agents for muscle memories and sentimental attachment. But even if Schönberger had fashioned her list according to the

conventions of social networking profiles or the archival controls of alphabetizing, chronologizing, and tagging categories, readers would still be stretched to conceive of the olfactory and

physical relationships that make up her life. For the senses “you are what you own” is a phenomenological question, populated with quandaries like phantom cellphone syndrome. But in

a consumer culture which privileges checkboxes and corporate user identity monikers such as “Mac user,” “you are what you own” often becomes a self-help mantra that ought to be drawn and quartered for libel.

Schönberger’s inventory follows a conceptualist credo of dissolving objects into words in

order to facilitate a public meaning. In 2001 Michael Landy inventoried his 7,227 belongings in order to mechanically destroy them, leaving only a modest inventory publication in the exhibition’s wake1. But unlike Landy’s industrial-strength art market critique, Schönberger’s inven-

made their way into popular publications, artists and academics have been quenched by an

or natural explorer. No longer is the task to map biological, cultural, and aesthetic coordinates;

it is to excavate time and culture following a historiographic turn. Outfitted for time travel, creative producers have plunged into libraries and foreign lands seeking to reconstruct and recover stories once hidden away by meta-historical narrative practices. The result is an avalanche of information based on true stories, rendered into meticulously formed artificial worlds that

complicate the borders of fact and fiction. Recycled into museums, libraries, cinema, computer

games, literature, and art, these discoveries from Ashanti fabrics to homoerotic New York street corners create a global visual and written language used to identify temporal and geographic

contexts. Yet despite the extensive research undertaken to anchor these terms with substantiated facts, this vernacular is flexible: we can image what an object can look like, but its fidelity to an

original object is thrown into question. Denying us from seeing the original objects at a 360º angle, What makes the life applies the plasticity of this vernacular to the wide-spread consumer

ritual of categorizing the mundane and individually manageable, into a piece which transcends the emotional vacancy of a government census or ethnological statistic. 1: Break Down Artangle, London, 2001.

Alex Freedman


Sonya Schönberger

WHAT MAKES THE LIFE? THE INVENTORY PROJECT www.sonyhof.de

Alex Freedman is a writer and Independent Curator based in Berlin and New York. The publishing of the book is supported by: Selina Lang • Theresa Sittig • Alexander Whillas • Martin Lorenz • Thomas Peter • Tina Müller • Julia Pohlmeier • Katrin Radtke • Michael Jay Reese • Christoph Kernen • Franziska Seeberg • Nicola Ruffo • Sven Assmann • Sybille Assmann • Sarah Goody • Michael Dalder Thanks to: Lasse Krog Møller, Anders Visti, Lucinda Dayhew, Rum46, Århus, Denmark; Artisterium, Tbilisi, Georgia; Cap House, Kobe, Japan

Forlaget *[asterisk] 2010 www.forlagetasterisk.dk ISBN 978-87-993163-7-3


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