Sound Installation

Un/sounds of Buchenwald

An Interview
Sound Installation
2017
Location: Buchenwald Memorial | Gedenkstätte Buchenwald, Weimar , MOMENTUM Worldwide , Berlin 

No matter how hard we try to dig out the closest possible correspondence to what actually happened, it seems that the story of the truth changes and is shaped from time to time. 

 

History is a story about the past and we who tell or write it, as well as we who hear or read it, lose parts of narration in between. To uncover the truth in historical documentations, surviving witnesses are typically presented in an inter- view situation. 
 

 

In “An Interview” the artist borrows interview questions of the documentary movie Shoah , in which director Claude Lanzmann recounts the story of the Holocaust through interviews with witnesses, perpetrators and survivors to interview beer bottles of the brands “Deinhardt” and “Ehringsdorfer”, which were supplied to the SS in Buchenwald during the Second World War and still exist inWei-mar nowadays. The interviews were recorded in different places within Weimar city and are presented in an installation in which sound is emerging from the finished beer bottles.

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