Atlas of the Wounded Buildings
I’m looking with a thinking eye. Roland Barthes
In a city as big as this how can someone see all the small details, how could someone ever remember all of the long gone stories of long dead people? Architecture is a book, that‘s what you would see if you have a look. There‘s so much written there, in languages even historians don‘t fully understand.
In a time when wars are present again, we are reminded of a history of Europe which is only two generations away. But the signs of these events are fading out. Bullet marks and even half destroyed buildings are disappearing or shining in new beauty. Why not trying to read the last letters of this time, why not trying to archive them?
Architecture is much more than unchanging surrounding. It’s a body that‘s collecting memories and opens a view into other times. Using bullet holes to reconstruct events in history can be a starting point for a kind of forensic imagination.
16th International Kansk Video Festival – Festival Screening. Kansk/Moscow, Russia – Award Winner
LEIPZIGER JAHRESAUSSTELLUNG – Group exhibition. Leipzig/Germany
KURZSUECHTIG – Festival Screening. Leipzig/Germany – Honorable Mention of the jury
VKRATZE! 2017 Days of German and Russian short films – Festival Screening. Volgograd, Russia – 2nd Prize/Best Film
CAIRO VIDEO FESTIVAL – Festival Screening. Cairo/Egypt
EMAF EUROPEAN MEDIA ARTS FESTIVAL – Festival Screening. Osnabrück/Germany
X. İSTANBUL INTERNATIONAL ARCHITECTURE AND URBAN FILMS FESTIVAL – Festival Screening. Istanbul/Turkey
GENIUS LOKI – Festival Screening. Weimar/Germany
BACKUP FESTIVAL – Festival Screening. Weimar/Germany
DIPLOMA EXHIBITION at Schaubühne Lindenfels – three channel installation, Leipzig/Germany