“Just as we could say that the existence of our dream life is a continual memento mori and at the same time an approach to immortality, since dreaming seems to have nothing to do with the necessities of physical existence – so collecting may be the same kind of complex activity”, says Susan Hiller looking back at her work with Freud´s archive in the mid-1990s. (Hiller. Freudsche Objekte. Gespräche über Kunst und Wissen, Institut für Buchkunst Leipzig. Eds.: Julia Blume and Günter Karl Bose, Leipzig 1998.)
We mourn the loss of a great artist and generous supporter of the Sigmund Freud Museum Vienna.