Fotograf

DOCUMENTARY PIECE ABOUT DISTORTED MEMORIES

A hundred photos in which the same young woman poses in a white summer dress or bathing suit. She sits in a tree or looks out over the lake, sometimes smiling at the boy behind the camera. She seems carefree, even though her small Polish town is in the hands of German occupiers.

Together with these photos, radio producer Katharina Smets inherited an unresolved story about her grandmother dating back to the summer of 1941. If she wants to understand the whole story, she will have to hurry, because her grandmother’s recollections are becoming increasingly hazy. Was one of the photographers a German? Was he sent to the guillotine? Was there some link with the resistance?

Photographer/video artist Ingrid Leonard and sound artist Inne Eysermans (Amatorski) travelled with Smets to the places where the photos were taken. In Fotograf, they weave this personal story into new documentary material from the Poland of today.

Part of 10x10, in collaboration with Vooruit.

Fri 15 Mar
2019
20:00, LOD Studio, Bijlokekaai 3, 9000 Gent (BE)
Sat 16 Mar
2019
20:00, LOD Studio, Bijlokekaai 3, 9000 Gent (BE)
Thu 21 Mar
2019
20:30, Kunstencentrum NONA Mechelen (BE)
Fri 3 May
2019
De Brakke Grond Amsterdam (NL)
Sat 4 May
2019
De Brakke Grond Amsterdam (NL)
Thu 23 May
2019
20:30, KAAP / De Werf Brugge (BE)

Credits

  • by Ingrid Leonard, Inne Eysermans & Katharina Smets
  • coaching Josse De Pauw
  • technical support Diederik Suykens
  • support Klein Verzet
  • co-production LOD muziektheater

Partners

  • https://www.vooruit.be/nl/home/
  • https://www.vooruit.be/nl/agenda/themas/4/10X10/

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