Tuesday, 3 January 2012

Documentation and live imprisonment at Hohenschönhausen

Franziska Vu's exhibition Detained [Inhaftiert] combines photographs with interviews of Stasi prisoners, to create an exhibition to reflect on recent German history. Vu's collaborative "live-imprisonment" (DPA/The Local, 2009) project in 2009 at the Stati prison Berlin-Hohenschönhausen Stasi prison, with former prisoner Carl-Wolfgang Holzapfel planning to live in a cell for a week, ended with Holzapfel's psychological distress [Gedenkstätte Berlin-Hohenschönhausen, 2012].

DPA/The Local (2009) Emotional strain ends former Stasi prisoner's live re-enactment [Online]  http://www.thelocal.de/society/20091102-22971.html [03/01/2012]
Gedenkstätte Berlin-Hohenschönhausen [2012] 24/7 Stasi-Live-Haft [Online] http://www.stiftung-hsh.de/page.php?cat_id=CAT_1&con_id=CON_1516&page_id=867&subcat_id=CAT_1&recentcat=&back=
Kulturring in Berlin [2012] Inhaftiert/Detained. [Online]
 http://www.kulturring.org/konkret/inhaftiert/index.htm [03/01/2012]

Herschdorfer, Nathalie (2011) Afterwards: Contemporary Photography Confronting the Past. London: Thames & Hudson.
Rosenberg, Steve (2009) Reliving Stasi isolation - for art. [Online]
 http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/europe/8333148.stm [03/01/2012]