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Bettina Nürnberg, Dirk PEUKER


Documentaire | hdv | couleur | 12:38 | Allemagne, Autriche | 2014

The Nazis set up a concentration camp in Ebensee. Nürnberg and Peuker wonder what conclusions they can draw from the topography about dealing with the past. The takes remain static; a woman’s voice dryly contributing information from off screen is all that clarifies the context within contemporary history. A site that looks like a dirt road turns out to be the “Löwengang (Lion’s Walk),” which the camp’s prisoners were driven down like animals to reach a tunnel that had to be dug. As soon as the film moves to the residential area that was founded on the site of the concentration camp shortly after the end of the war, surprise at the lack of sensitivity in dealing with the past mixes into the off-screen commentary. What Zement aims to get at is the ambiguity of this proximity of commemorative site and settlement.

Dirk Peuker * 1970 in Friedrichroda 1998 – 2005 Studium experimentelle Filmgestaltung an der Universität der Künste Berlin und bildende Kunst an der Akademie der bildenden Künste Wien. 2006 Stipendium der Stiftung Kulturregion Hannover und der Nordmedia Filmförderung, Villa Minimo. 2007 DAAD Jahresstipendium 2008 Postgraduiertenstipendium des Freistaates Thüringen 2008 Meisterschüler der Universität der Künste Berlin 2009 NaFÖG Stipendium des Berliner Senats seit 2009 künstlerischer Mitarbeiter an der Kunsthochschule Berlin Weißensee