Frida, 2023 – 2028
How did time feel back then? Did a second last longer in the past than it does today? Who do we listen to in order to understand what happened? And how can we put ourselves in a time when the witnesses have already fallen silent? Frida Edelmann-Knöpfel, who lived in Lichtensteig from 1864-1921, was a curious and attentive observer of her time. Counteracting the escape of time, Frida wrote down her everyday experiences in dialect, thus giving posterity the opportunity to penetrate her world of thoughts. She wrote about her mother's hardships, her relationship with her husband, her children, and life in the small town, and was thus one of the few women of her time whose writings have been handed down. As a tribute to Frida, the artists Karin Karinna Bühler, Martina Morger, Reto Müller, Lika Nüssli and Thomas Stüssi have created new works inspired by Frida's memories. The exhibition opened on 7 July 2023. The works will be displayed in the "public space" of the municipality of Lichtensteig for up to five years. Frida was curated by Marcel Hörler with the support of Maura Kressig and Jost Kirchgraber.