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Mareike Bernien & Alex Gerbaulet
GHOSTLY EXTRACTIONS - DEEP DRILLING # 1

Donnerstag, 22. Oktober 2020 | 18:30 Uhr

Mareike Bernien & Alex Gerbaulet, Ghostly Extractions, 2020 (ongoing), video still

From 1946 to 1990, SAG Wismut mined uranium in Saxony and Thuringia for the USSR’s nuclear weapons program. Based on the map of former mining areas our filmic research project moves horizontally into today’s landscapes, which are characterized by redevelopment, and vertically through the ground, as an archive. We undertake deep drillings through space and time to trace the sedimented narratives that surround the element uranium materially, metaphorically and geo-politically. How does uranium continue to haunt these landscapes? What biographies surround its excavations? How does it radiate into its recording media? How can the spectrum of the visible be shifted in order to bring the invisible into the picture, make it audible or perceptible?

Admission free
Due to COVID-19 restrictions, audience capacity is limited.
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