Anna Baumgart "
Fresh Cherries"


October 13-16, 2011, Thur - Sat 11 am - 7 pm,
Sun October 16, 11 am - 6 pm
Moving Image

Oxo Tower Wharf

Bargehouse Street

London SE1 9PH

Anna Baumgart
Fresh Cherries, 2010, video / DVD, 18 min
Selected for Videonale 13 in Bonn, European Media Art Festival in Osnabrück, 17th International Contemporary Art Festival SESC_Videobrasil in São Paulo, prizewinning at LOOP Barcelona in 2011. The video was produced in the frame of the project Falstad Kunst in Norway and it merges the style of a false documentary, documentary, para-theatrical staging and a record of Hellinger’s Constellations. It is multilayered story of several female (and male) characters, which interlaces various threads from the past and the present. The video Fresh Cherries pertains primarily to the phenomenon of stigmatisation and hierarchisation of the victims of the Second World War, which shapes the image of the war in the eyes of the younger generation. The tabooisation of prostitution at concentration camps as forced labour is based primarily on the common conviction concerning the “voluntary” character of the choice of women recruited to Sonderbau (the camp public house, also known as “puff”).

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