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Exhibition of Memorial Concepts

Artist(s): Susanne Fasbender, Germany

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Proposal Title: To be given to the Wind, 01/27/2010, Video/Film

Proposal Synopsis: 2009, 12:40 min Trailer: http://www.imdb.com/video/wab/vi2714108953/ video (headphones recommended): http://www.imdb.com/video/wab/vi3989177369/ The video is a memorial for civilian victims of present-day wars, and looks at the mourning of the survivors. In a composition of various layers of image, sound caption, music and speech, the driving theme is a sense of the infinite grief and pain of survivors. In the middle section three photographs are faded in which, though they can be attributed easily to the Arabian world, do not betray their origin. At this point the atmosphere of the sense of shock and dismay and the premonition of remembrance is irrupted upon by concretion and the actuality of traumas acutely lived through. The video consciously avoids any references to tangible wars or battles in order to be able to act outside any narratives that would invoke. Aged only thirty-five when he completed it, Johannes Brahms wrote the German Requiem in the years. from 1861 to 1868 as a consolation for the bereaved.

Artist's Biography: Video, photo: My current work is a continouus work in process about a „memorial today“, consisting of videos, image-series, installations. born 1959 1980-89 studies with Otto Muehl, Vienna actionist 1994-95 Academy of Fine Arts, Düsseldorf, Prof. Nan Hoover numerous participations at international exhibitions and festivals, selectedInt. Festival Temps d‘Images, Kunstmuseum Düsseldorf / Globalscreen / Int. Filmfest Munich /Independent Film Festival, Nashville, USA / Kunsthalle Recklinghausen / Museum Baden, Solingen / Femme totale, Dortmund / SIGNES DE NUIT, Paris / / Festival Video d’Estavar, France "Artists In Residence", Galerie Outline, Amsterdam

Artist's Website: http://www.susannefasbender.de

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