Europe as a territory, as a space of individuals and of diversity. European memories no longer represent the memories of nations but the individual experiences of the people who live in Europe here and now. Many people leave the place where they were born; some voluntarily, others forced to do so because of war or the conflicts caused by National Socialism, Communism or colonialism.
europamemoria shows the ruptures in our collective stories; still more, the collapse of the concept of a binding narrative. A Europe of faces. No matter where someone goes, the luggage they take with them is their face, in all its radical singularity. Close-up images tell stories of pain and its overcoming, of things lost and gained. An experimental reflection in film.
You can visit the Installtion from August 14 to 30 2019 (ART NON STOP).
Writer and Filmmaker, Vienna
| ||Ruth Beckermann was born in Vienna where she also spent her childhood. After her studies in journalism and history of art in Vienna, Tel Aviv and New York, she took her degree as Dr.phil in 1977 at the University of Vienna. She since contributed as a journalist to several Austrian and Swiss magazines. In 1978 she (co-)founded the distribution company filmladen in which she was active for seven years. In this period Ruth Beckermann started to make films and to write books. Since 1985 she works as a writer and filmmaker. Her film "The Dreamed Ones" was selected at many international festivals and won several awards. In 2018, Ruth Beckermann finished her latest film "The Waldheim Waltz" and won, among other prices, the Glashütte-Original Documentary Award of the Berlin International Film Festival.|