I am very happy that my work is selected for the FOTODOKS Festival in Munich in October. This year´s partner region is Ex-Yugoslavia and we are going to explore the theme “Past is Now”.
“In any today the yesterday remains perceptible – as a role model or formative influence, as a vague memory, a repetition or redefinition of something that has already been there before. In dialogue with the partner region Ex-Yugoslavia (Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia, Kosovo, Macedonia, Montenegro, Serbia and Slovenia) FotoDoks 2015 examines the status quo and the potential of the yesterday within the present. The documentary positions of this year’s exhibition find various ways to explore the theme “Past is Now”: they work with existing archives or create new ones; they go on a search for historical traces and reflect upon cultural stereotypes and musical myths; they look back on 25 years of German reunification and 20 years since the Dayton-Peace-Agreement, which had ended the war in Bosnia and Herzegovina. They question the promise of Europe and, as always with FotoDoks, the works reconsider the role of documentary photography and the media – and are not afraid to extend their documentary sensors to the areas of video and painting and put contemporary trends like the term “post-documentary” up for discussion.” FOTODOKS