1. Sophie Taeuber-Arps Fluchtlinien


    from Myriam Thyes / Added

    Myriam Thyes, 2015, Animation, HD-Video, 10:10, echter Loop, stereo. Ton: Silvia Pachler-Geier, Graz. Etliche Werke von Sophie Taeuber-Arp, die 1940-42 in ihrem Exil in Südfrankreich entstanden, zeigen in vordergründig ungegenständlichen Linien-Geflechten Kriegs-, Verfolgungs- und Flucht-Symbolik. Trotz der angedeuteten schlimmen Vorgänge sind diese Zeichnungen sehr ästhetische Gebilde. Die Animation, die 8 ihrer Werke aus der Gruppe der "Lignes" mit Fotos aus dem 2. Weltkrieg kombiniert, zeigt die Diskrepanz zwischen Taeuber-Arps künstlerischem Tun und der Welt des Krieges und der Verfolgung. Insofern ist mit "Fluchtlinien" auch Taeuber-Arps innere Flucht vor der Realität gemeint. Das Video thematisiert diesen für Künstler/innen bis heute aktuellen Konflikt - Kunst in der Gegenwart von Unrecht und Gewalt. In Taeuber-Arps "Lignes"-Werkgruppe erscheint auch ein Aspekt von DADA, zu dem sie einst in Zürich gehörte: Die (sinn-verweigernde) Kunst der Kriegsflüchtlinge. Ihre Kompositionen zu animieren, liegt nahe, da sie in dieser Werkgruppe besonders viele Variationen aus gleichen Grundelementen schuf, und weil in ihrem gesamten Werk Tanz, Bewegung, Rhythmus eine wichtige Rolle spielen. Die verwendeten Kriegs-Fotografien stammen aus dem Deutschen Bundesarchiv und dem Deutschen Historischen Museum. Quellennachweis: http://www.thyes.com/political-symbols/taeuberarps-fluchtlinien/taeuber-arps-fluchtlinien.pdf Installation des Videos: Große Projektion, allein in dunklem Raum. Abrupte Wechsel zwischen hellen und dunklen Bildern ("Positiv / Negativ") führen zu mal relativ hell erleuchtetem, mal dunklem Ausstellungsraum.

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    • BEWEGT


      from Frieda Film / Added

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      - Die Geschichte eines Überlebenden -

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      • World War II In Motion


        from Lloyd Thomas / Added

        Animated World War II photographs

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        • What She Left


          from Stacie Chaiken / Added

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          A short performance piece, based on Holocaust narratives. The character and story are fictional, a compilation of many stories of women who were Resistance fighter in the Polish forest during World War Two. What are we capable of when we have a fierce drive to live and there is nothing to lose?

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          • What does liberation really mean in the aftermath of the Holocaust?


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            Professor Rainer Schulze highlights how the new journal of The Holocaust in History and Memory deals with different issues surrounding the meaning of 'liberation' in the history of the Holocaust. find out more about the journal: www.essex.ac.uk/news/event.aspx?e_id=7702 Professor Schulze is Professor of Modern European History at the University of Essex and a Member of the Human Rights Centre. His research has focused on the history of Bergen-Belsen and the history of genocides and forced migrations in twentieth-century Europe. He was one of the historical consultants on André Singer's acclaimed documentary Night Will Fall (2014) and on the recently restored and completed historical documentary German Concentration Camps Factual Survey (1945/2014). Find out more: www.essex.ac.uk/news/event.aspx?e_id=7702

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            • Tyneham On Time


              from Babette Weatherell / Added

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              In 1943, the villagers of Tyneham were evacuated from their homes promising to return one day. What does it mean for a place to be "frozen in time"? Written & Directed by Babette Weatherell Edited by Karolina Cybulski Vocal Recordings by Mark Harris Dan Hearn as the Military Official Joseph Jamfrey as Douglas Churchill Natasha Palmer as Lilian Bond Special Thanks to Harry Yeoman

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              • Johanna Skibsrud reads from Requiem for the End of Time - Oct 27, 2014


                from OTTAWA INTL WRITERS FESTIVAL / Added

                Taking us on an unforgettable journey through individual experience and memory against the backdrop of seismic historical events, Quartet for the End of Time by Scotiabank Giller Prize winner Johanna Skibsrud is a profound meditation on human nature. The year is 1932, and America is roiling with unrest. Angry WWI veterans, embittered by the ruinous poverty inflicted by the Great Depression, join forces and, calling themselves the Bonus Army, march on Washington to demand payment of the wartime bonus promised them for their service during the war.

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                • Francis Itani Reading reads from Tell - Oct 27, 2014


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                  Ottawa’s own Frances Itani, the bestselling author of the award-winning international sensation Deafening returns to the period following the First World War with Tell , an extraordinary novel of secrets withheld and secrets revealed. In 1919, only months after the end of the Great War, the men and women of Deseronto struggle to recover from wounds of the past, both visible and hidden. Tell is a deeply moving story about the burdens of the past.

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                  • Black Saturday; the bombing of London's docks in WWII


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                    A documentary about the devastating bombing of London's docks in the Second World War, made for the Museum in Docklands. Produced and directed by Mark Whatmore. Script by Richard Taylor. Sound mix by Ben Baird of Aquarium Studios. Narration by Zoe Wanamaker. Duration: 6'19"

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                    • Calling Blighty (Issue 226, extracts)


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                      Calling Blighty is a series of short films made in 1944-45 of individual servicemen and women in the Far East sending personal messages home to their family and friends. These poignant filmed messages (we have around 600 of them) were shown to invited audiences in local cinemas, bringing much laughter, and certainly a few tears. 'A Message Home' is a project to try to find as many families and veterans as possible, to bring them together to show the films again, and to tell their stories. Can you help us? Email blighty@mmu.ac.uk

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