Simon Lässig, Adoption, We hear how the orphans approach the house. Hear a woman leaving her room to await them in the courtyard. The woman and one of the girls will grow very close. They will begin to understand each other's lives and loneliness. This is their first contact. Lives in which they are placed in a near relation to a world over which their lives, joined to it, have no power of being received. From here on their thoughts, views and feelings will connect and become one. She knew that all was decided, we had to whisper, she had only to keep silent., 2023, digital video, sound, 4:37 min. Photo: Mareike Tocha. Courtesy the artist, Felix Gaudlitz, Vienna and LC Queisser, Tbilisi.