Alex Gerbaulet: Digging Deep
2005-17, Alex Gerbaulet, Germany, ca. 65 min.
- Thu, Nov 2nd 6:00pm
Alluring and enigmatic, the films of German artist Alex Gerbaulet unearth the complex narratives hidden within personally and collectively repressed memory. Utilizing both archival material and footage filmed by the artist herself, Gerbaulet’s documentaries bridge the gap between analysis and poetry. Buildings, space, and the body serve as sites that bear witness to past crime and trauma. Questioning voiceovers dissolve the idyllic facades of these structures, as her films examine the consequences of passively forgetting. Through political and biographical frameworks, Gerbaulet quietly confronts the lingering vestiges of a problematic history. The program features Gerbaulet’s recent films SCHICHT (2015) and DEPTH OF FIELD (2017), followed by TATTOOED PRISONERS (2007) and DATTERODE (2005). Presented in collaboration with the Goethe-Institut Chicago. Various formats.
Alex Gerbaulet is scheduled to appear for audience discussion.