Next Stop: Bat-Yam Alexanderplatz
June 2015 - November 2015
The German-Israeli encounter might never become trivial. Fifty, seventy, or even hundred years later. Moreover,
constantly framed as “one-of-a-kind,” it might also never grow out of its prescribed borders, its own “comfort” zone.
Overwhelmed by the continuously repeating clichés of “a strong, brave and special friendship,” the live fabrication
of visual encounters attempts to charge this so called one-of-a-kind-relationship with both personal and collective
new meanings, to challenge its borders.
By cutting and pasting past into present, replacing here with there and conflicting between them and us, a series
of imaginary images is constructed from historical as well as contemporary found photographs. The growing
exhibition "Hundred Years of German-Israeli Relations" takes us through a journey in which time and space
are flexible and the final destination remains unknown.
This project was developed in the framework of en/COUNTERs, on the occasion of fifty years to the Israeli-German diplomatic relations.
Installation photos by Janna Athena Pinsker