Krzysztof Wodiczko (PL/USA) / Bauhaus-Universität Weimar (D)

    The Investigators

    A participatory video project

    The Goethe-Schiller monument at the centre of Weimar is a tourist attraction and embodies the idea of national cultural heritage. The sign on the statue reads: «To the poets Goethe and Schiller, the Homeland». But what does «home» and «national identity» mean to the citizens of Weimar today? And what do refugees have to say about belonging? The Kunstfest together with the pioneer of video art in the public domain Krzysztof Wodiczko and the Bauhaus University Weimar have created an interactive video mapping with which the audience can lend the writers their voice and their face live on three evenings. Krzysztof Wodiczko was born in the Warsaw Ghetto in 1943 and teaches at Harvard University. He received the Peace Prize of Hiroshima for his work, which deals with topical political events and especially with the individual experience of war. «The Investigators» will subsequently be shown in Berlin and Rostock.

    Concept & Curation
    Anke von der Heide

    Artistic Director
    Krzysztof Wodiczko

    Social Production
    Katrin Faensen

    Bauhaus University Weimar
    Prof. Eva Hornecker (Human-Computer Interaction), Prof. Liz Bachhuber (Fine Art), Prof. Wolfgang Sattler (Product Design), Students

    Scientific Support, UrbanHCI Lab
    Patrick Tobias Fischer

    Scientific Support, Product design
    Timm Burkhardt

    Production
    Bauhaus-Universität Weimar, Kunstfest Weimar

    Funding
    Kreativfonds from the Baushaus-University Weimar, ZwischenWerk Berlin, Lotus Lumina, Erfurt, fisch+fischer, Ilmenau, Syncronice Mülheim a. d. Ruhr,
    Derivative TouchDesigner

    Foto: Die Ermittler

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    dates

    Fri 26.08.
    21:00
    Free event
    Sat 27.08.
    21:00
    Free event
    Sun 28.08.
    21:00
    Free event

    Venue

    Additional information & price

    Every evening from 9 pm

Weimarer Sommer