"Bild der Rettung | Rettung des Bildes" by Dieter Lesage & Christian von Borries
"Bild der Rettung | Rettung des Bildes" by Dieter Lesage & Christian von Borries
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Dieter Lesage & Christian von Borries

Image of Rescue / Rescuing the Image

In spring 2016 the Berlin artist Christian von Borries was part of a search-and-rescue team on a civilian rescue boat off the coast of Libya. Due to the presence of a variety of media teams he found himself confronted with a setting that no longer had very much to do with rescuing refugees. Whenever there was a need to capture poignant images, helping took a back seat. For the team, rescuing people was first and foremost interesting narrative material for a film. The project “Image of Rescue | Rescuing the Image” is an attempt to analyse and reflect on the dimension of visual politics in such undertakings and the reporting connected with it. The time-based media selected by the participating artists and theorists, each lasting ten to fifteen minutes and in a set designed by Arno Brandlhuber, is meant to formulate a series of artistic and theoretical answers to specific questions on visual politics in/of the “refugee crisis.”
Past dates
February 2018
English and German
Artistic Director
Christian von Borries & Dieter Lesage
By and with
Herman Asselberghs, Alice Creischer, Georges Didi-Huberman, Tobias Hülswitt, Dieter Lesage, Kadir “Amigo" Memis, Marie-José Mondzain, Georg Seeßlen, Andreas Siekmann, Oraib Toukan, Christian von Borries, Ina Wudtke, Tirdad Zolghadr u.a.
Arno Brandlhuber
Sebastian Zamponi
Premiere 10 Feb 2018
Production: HAU Hebbel am Ufer. Supported by Hauptstadtkulturfonds.