ruins; resurrected (2021 - 2024)

Artistic research on transgenerational trauma and epigenetic transmission. A work-in-progress utilizing walking as artistic practice in order to connect and reconcile multiple timelines of past, present and future violence.

"ruins; resurrected" connects the town of Gardelegen with the small village Söllenthin - a walking distance of roughly 165km. The walks took me along the rivers Havel and Elbe and crossed the region "Altmark" to be completed at the Memorial Site "Feldscheune Isenschnibbe" where over 1000 people were burned alive, by German soldiers and civilians on April 13th 1945. Only two weeks later the girls and women of Söllenthin became victims of rape as war crime, commited by Soviet soldiers.

9 walks have been completed - the project had a closure ceremony framed by the re-routing residency at Künstlerhof Frohnau, on the former death-strip of the Berlin wall. "ruins, resurrected" is now in the process of post-production. A book and a multimedia-installation will be finished through the course of 2024.

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