by Wolfgang Schindler
About the Book
This is the book that started the whole TIMEBALL-project and in the beginning, now more than a decade ago, it was planned to be an exhibition. I had intended to link my travels to solar eclipses with my everyday live, to draw lines between the mundane and celestial, thus creating a navigational space-travelogue for myself and open to anyone.
In the following years I realized that I would not really need an exhibition to present my private affairs with the universe and that the book alone would be a presentation of my life and thoughts in its own right, a manual to look up when something in the relationship between the world and me gets confused. Changes and updates will be made from time to time, so that someday I may catch up with myself.
Wolfgang Schindler was in born in Hamburg, Germany, in 1962. He learned to read and write in the sixties. All of the seventies he spent in school. In the eighties he worked as a postman and as a salesman, then went to university to study architecture, arabic, and arts. During the nineties he called himself an artist and he helped organizing exhibitions for other artists. In the first decade of the twenty-first century he had to close the showroom and worked again as a postman. All his life he carried a camera and took thousands of photos. He still lives in Hamburg.