summaery2019: Projects

MINIMENTS

Project information

submitted by
Prof. Danica Dakic, Raul Walch, Ina Weise

Co-Authors
Arijit Bhattacharyya, Angélica Camargo Flórez, Viktor Dallmann, Tian Titirat Skultantimayta, Vitor Mattos, Lina Mujica, Diana Pacelli, Milad Rezaei, Eemaan Raja, Sorn Patharakorn, Lea Maria Wittich

Mentors
Prof. Danica Dakic, Raul Walch, Ina Weise, Jirka Reichmann (Koordination)

Faculty:
Art and Design

Degree programme:
Public Art and New Artistic Strategies (english) (Master of Fine Arts (M.F.A.))

Type of project presentation
Performance

Semester
Summer semester 2020


Project description

How can the function of monuments be rethought today? MINIMENTS take place in Weimar urban spaces in the form of temporary installations, actions, performances, and participatory interventions in which artists question and test the processes of remembering and forgetting that are visible in monuments. Particularly against the backdrop of the monuments toppled in the summer of 2020 all over the world as the epitome of a history of crimes, the MINIMENTS are controversial and topical. Instead of a monument with a claim to universality and permanence these are multiple works whose existence is limited in time. Intensive research on site in the public space is a prerequisite for examining the city from the subjective perspective of the artists. The arts-based research and interventions focus on traces from the East German past, but also on the history of the city as the centre of the Weimar Classicism movement (1772–1805) and its role during the Nazi era. The contemporary works are interested in how monuments and places of also personal remembrance create memory, public and private; they address the visibility and invisibility of the past in today's world and its various appropriations by politics in the present; they show how closely the perception of history is interwoven with our own individual biographical and cultural backgrounds.

The students' video contributions shown here are based on their interventions previously presented in public spaces.

Videos

Monuminiments

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THE COLLECTIVE ACT OF MAKING A ROPE

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Es gab nie etwas Greifbares in all diesen Namen

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Reselfing: monumented mothers

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Shit

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Fading Burden

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Miniment of Nostalgia

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