Ekaterina Shapiro-Obermair gives the printing class called Printed Worlds. Her own work, however, goes far beyond printing. One could say that she’s a conceptual artists working in many media, sculpture, drawing, installation, video. There is only one artistic technique Ekaterina doesn’t apply, it’s oil on canvas, at least I don’t remember having seen it.
During the time she’ll be in Salzburg, we’ll show her video de fac-to in Das Kino (30 July 7:30 pm). After the presentation she will discuss the film with the historian Albert Lichtblau. de fac-to is a collaboration of the artist with the historian Alexandra Wachter.
Memory and commemoration are important topics in Ekaterina’s work. Also this film is about appropriating and re-interpreting history in post-factual society. It shows a variety of political, social and ethnic groups in Lemberg as they commemorate events of World War II. It illustrates the complex coexistence of contrary realities in one post soviet city.