Honouring Esther RW Joys of the Forest 2017 lowres1.mp4 (235.35 MB)

Honouring Esther: installatiion film, Joys of the Forest

Download (235.35 MB)
posted on 2020-06-16, 16:49 authored by Richard S. White
Installation film, running time 4.01

The film was made using field footage and social media contributed by the walkers. This film primarily focusses on the experience in Germany, 'Joys of the Forest' is the translation of Waldeslust the Nazi's name of the slave labour camp where Esther was held and from which she was forced to walk to the concentration camp at Bergen-Belsen

The films is intended to be shown in a randomised loop with other Honouring Esther films and projected on uneven walls and distorting surfaces.

Honouring Esther:

Two walks each lasting two days in Somerset, England and Lower Saxony, Germany. The line of a Nazi Death March transposed, returned and retraced, working with the testimony of human rights activist and Holocaust survivor, Esther Brunstein. The walks took place as Germany publicly welcomed refugees crossing the fields of Eastern Europe. Devised, curated and hosted with artist, Lorna Brunstein, Esther’s daughter. Both cycles of walks ended with an exhibition/installation.