VIS #9 was published 14 March 2023. The Issue features seven expositions within the theme “Of Memory and Public Space”. Editors are Serge von Arx and Eliot Moleba. The release took place during the Artistic Research Spring Forum 2023 at the Norwegian Film School in Oslo.
The Anonymous – A Documentary Memory and Transformation Project
De anonyma (The Anonymous) is a research project on memory and transformation that is divided into three parts: a book, a audio work, and a film. Over the past twenty years, Bengt Bok has returned several times to a former Nazi concentration camp north of Berlin.
A History of Violence
Through experimental writing and conceptual photography, my research uses my own biography to investigate the consequences of societal transformation processes in the German Democratic Republic (GDR).
Altodi Poltodi (This shore, That shore)
Altodi Poltodi thinks through aspects of permeability and preservation, provoking an image of shadowy protector figures. How do they interact with a landscape, what could they want to protect and where do they mark their boundary lines?
Poner el cuerpo – Making spaces public
In this exposition, I expand the notions and practices of collective body-action intervention (dance, performance, happenings, etc.) as a method to strengthen embodied knowledge, an instigation to engage in restorative encounters, and an invitation to intervene and disrupt political biases
The exposition Scented Rooms aims to be a form of resistance that finds itself in poetry and politics, poetic imagery, re-thinking censored archives, existential reflections on photography and cinema, and dance.
How can microsocial rituals connected to a specific site be used as interaction templates for artistic purposes? And how can we distort such rituals artistically in order to make them memorable events?
[Re] Mapping of Being - Landscape/Cavescape/Humanscape
(Re) Mapping of Being originates in a place-memory from the Second World War hidden under many layers of earth.