I don't have much more to say about the wall, except it kept us well inside

by Johanna Tinzl & Stefan Flunger

( ... ) Filmed with a shaky hand-camera the entire complex of Theresienstadt, today Terezin, is shown from the outside. The view passes by walls, fences, barbed wire, away across a street in walking speed. You can hear the steps of the filmmakers, rustling leaves, cars passing by and the wind in the microphone. A second sound-level is formed by current recordings with the women: Songs of the children's opera »Brundibár« which they performed together in the concentration camp and the singing and piano play of Anna-Flachová Hanusova who made a career as a singer and a pianist after her liberation. Among others she plays Chopin and Schumann and sings Brahms' »Good evening, good night« (»Lullaby«). The verses of the song: »By morning if God wills you'll be woken again« obtain a painfully true dimension considering the fact that the singer survived the Holocaust and thereby escaped the Nazi death machinery at random. ( ... )

excerpt: Katharina Rettelbach, 2012

full text version: http://www.tinzl-flunger.net/e_wall.htm
Tags conceptual, multimedia, political, research
Technique Installation


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