My name is Professor Carey Harrison.
Where did the idea for your portrait’s staging and setting come from?
I wanted to be portrayed as belonging to the dust, the soil, of Berlin, where many of my recent forebears confronted a death brought upon them by their own forebears' ancestral religion.
How do you experience Jewish life in Berlin?
In my case I experience it as revealed in my friend Frédéric's remarkable photography.
Describe your life in Berlin in three adjectives.
Painful (memories of the Holocaust and my murdered family); joyous (my beloved youngest daughter now lives in Berlin); wonderful (I have been a Fellow at the Wissenschaftskolleg zu Berlin; I belong to the Einstein Forum advisory board, in Potsdam).
What would your wish be for the future of Jewish life in Berlin?
Whatever they wish for themselves.
Jewish Museum Berlin (2021), Carey Harrison. Interview and Photo with the Frédéric Brenner – ZERHEILT: HEALED TO PIECES Exhibition Catalog.