2015, sound installation, photography, 21:59 min
German with English subtitle
It is a very important social process to share memories. We see and understand ourselves better through the eyes of others. We identify ourselves as a part of a group within a chronological context. In this work my father tells about his childhood as a part of a German minority in Romania during the Second World War. It's a "lost paradise", an ambivalent place of the past, which varies from Utopia to Dystopia.
The audio installation is a composition of a fragmented voice recording, fieldrecordings, and recitations of different poems (i.e. paradise lost by John Milton, read by Tom O’Bedlam). The audio is accompanied by a synchronized run of images and short video sequences. These pictures show different locations in today’s Romania, which complete the narrated content by visual associations.