Isle of White

Antje Feger / Benjamin F. Stumpf


When? 13.12.2011 19:00
Where? bb15


In their video "Isle of White“ Antje Feger and Benjamin F. Stumpf explore inner and outer borders which are especially sensible in the living conditions of refugees. In Spring 2010 they travelled to different places along the German-Danish border and on smuggling paths between both countries to research into these places in regard to the view of immigrants. In their final video the research is mostly indirectly tangible. It shows the mental situation, the harassment and affliction of a refugee. The experience and suffering is sublimated into atmospherically condensed scenes that are parallelized with landscape images. Instead of documentary imagery the film works with the forcefulness of the action and the atmosphere of the landscapes. This shows that “Isle of White” does not only refer to the specific border between Germany and Denmark, not only to specific places like isolated accommodations and not only to the present. Moreover, the winter landscape becomes a metaphor for human coldness and the anonymous character of a refugee becomes an image of the basic, existential experience of bondage, homelessness, coldness and harassment.

 

Ausstellungseröffnung
Dienstag, 13. Dezember, 19:00

Öffnungszeiten
14. - 17. Dezember,  15:00 - 18:00

 

Bio

Antje Feger

1977 born in Lüneburg, Germany. Lives and works in Hamburg, Germany

1997-2005 studies of Fine Arts, Muthesius Academy of Fine Arts and Design and Anglistics, CAU, Kiel

2005-2006  Independent Study Program, Maumaus, Escola des Artes Visuais, Lisbon, Portugal

 

Benjamin Florian Stumpf

1976 born in Solingen, Germany. Lives and works in Hamburg, Germany

2002-2008 studies of Fine Arts, Muthesius Academy of Fine Arts and Design, Kiel, Germany 

2005-2006 Independent Study Program, Maumaus, Escola des Artes Visuais, Lisbon, Portugal

 

 

 

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