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Honouring Esther: installation film Belsen Ballroom

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posted on 2020-06-16, 16:49 authored by Richard S. White
Installation film 3.18
The film was made using field footage and social media contributed by the walkers. This film primarily focusses on the experience in Germany, the actual ballroom being the large concert hall space on the Bergen Belsen camp that was used as a hospital after it was liberated.

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.