Project info

“Signs” is an ongoing project started in 2013. In this project I am exploring the modern sites and surroundings of the World War II Nazi concentration and extermination camps. Despite the existence of numerous memorials, the surrounding landscapes and its details - the actual location itself - usually remains unnoticed. Modern pictures of peaceful life - fragments of a new infrastructure that has arisen on the spot of agonizing deaths of millions - these images depict a memory discording with a history of the place. What did prisoners see through the slats of the train cars that transported them to their death? Might the surroundings have seemed as banal to them as they do to visitors today? Time can isolate us from the terror of these events. Yet “Signs” asks us to consider our knowledge of past in a more integral way: Just because we are in the present, does that mean we are “beyond?”