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.”) 
 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. 
 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.