Duration: 30 minutes
Mixed media participatory installation & performance
Novilla - center for art, creativity & exchage, Berlin, Germany
Feindbild (Image of an Enemy) group exhibition/performance project in Berlin, Germany
Supported in part by the Treptow-Köpenick District Office, Department of Culture and Museums, and the Partnership for Democracy, Schöneweide, Berlin.
Installation: hand-painted Joss paper; boxing gloves covered in tree bark; plane tree branches and bark
Performers: Maya Gomez, Brianne Curran and Till Schmidt-Rimpler
Through representations of nature, religion and ancestral rituals, I explore personal, biological and societal processes of protection. Examining the complexities of how we share values - unify and polarize communities. Distrust, unrest and discrimination are perpetuated when we perceive that our values, security and survival are jeopardized by "others".
Many thanks to Berlin District Mayor Oliver Igel (Treptow-Köpenick) for coming out to preview my new installation, SKIN for the Feindbild Kunst project. He will be giving a talk on the subject of 'image of an enemy' and his perspective as to how we as a community can come to terms with hatred and prejudice in a functioning democracy at the closing event.
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