SPACED MEMORY is a multimedia project by Jewish-American artist Elana Katz that explores the complex memory of Jewish sites in Eastern Europe that no longer exist - cemeteries, synagogues, community buildings, and locations that pertained to Holocaust history, that have been overwritten and forgotten. SPACED MEMORY is comprised of research, photography, video, and site-specific performances that examine post-memory and absence at these sites of historical erasure. The work alters perception of the present through an historical lens, fosters historical awareness and dialogue in diverse contemporary communities, and calls attention to locations where history has fallen silent.
Please support the SPACED MEMORY CROWDFUNDING CAMPAIGN to make this work possible!
Campaign link: http://www.indiegogo.com/projects/spaced-memory
Launch Date: November 19, 2013
End Date: December 24, 2013
Elana Katz is a Jewish-American conceptual artist currently based in Berlin, Germany. Her most recent work focuses on historical perception and consciousness of time and absence. Working often from this historical basis, Katz's work confronts cultural conventions, critically examines the complexity that lies within contradictions, and thus aims to create an experience of questioning what is assumed in society. Katz attended the Parsons School of Design in New York and completed graduate studies at the University of Arts Berlin (UdK Berlin). Her recent grants have included the DAAD Graduate Studies Grant (2010) and the Franklin Furnace Fund (2011). She participated as a re-performer at Marina Abramovic's retrospective at the Museum of Modern Art in New York (2010), and has recently exhibited/ performed her own work at Location One, New York (2011) Musée Royaux des Beaux Arts de Belgique, Belgium (2011), Freies Museum Berlin (2012), Diehl CUBE, Berlin (2013), and P.P.O.W. Gallery, New York (2013).