April 30th–June 12th, 2011
The Other Side
Installation at the ZKM | Media Museum, Project Space
Opening: Fri. April 29th 2011, 7 p.m., ZKM | Media Musem
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OF WHO YOU ARE, YOUR NAME,
OF WHAT THE OTHER SIDE
HAS DONE TO YOU
Artist Ingeborg Lüscher directed these three challenges at people in Israel and Palestine who have lost loved ones in the ongoing conflict.
The poignant images in the resulting video installation, The Other Side show what happens in the faces of those asked: from freezing, to rebellion against one's own feelings in view of the catastrophe, through to the free, cathartic course that tears are finally able to take.
The question of forgiveness constantly appears at the center of the work. How should, how can these people continue to live under the steady pressure of accusation? Ingeborg Lüscher offers these mourners a space for their mourning. She thereby gives them the chance to step away from the randomness and anonymity of a victim count cited in the media, an opportunity to be perceived, from which perhaps forgiveness can also grow at some time.
The artist has dedicated this work to the victims.
Video stills from »The Other Side«, video installation, 2010