2012 - 2014
The project „Topography of battlefields I“ deals with topographies of World War II (WWII). The Series was created in cooperation with the „Museum of Prehistory and Early History“ and „Neues Museum“ in Berlin for the exhibition „Russians & German - 1000 Years of Art, Culture and History“ (2012-13). The photographs were taken on site in six legendary war settings in Russia and Germany. Volgograd (Stalingrad), Westerplatte, Kursk, Novgorod, St.Petersburg, Seelow Heights are places that epitomize the greatest tragedies of WW II in collective European memory. The series „Topography of battlefields II“ should be viewed as a continuation of the first battlefield series. It aims to draw attention to those World War II (WWII) settings that previously received little or no attention, but whose warlike dimensions provoked equally drastic rearrangements within Europe. Since the first series represents the widely recognized war settings of Europe’s collective memory, the second series wants to draw attention to the blank spaces in popular German historiography. In 2013 the project was funded by the Foundation Kulturwerk of VG Bild-Kunst.