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Ekaterina Shapiro-Obermair, de-fac-to, HD-video, 32 min, 2018

Ekaterina Shapiro-Obermair, Printed Worlds

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.

This is her course: https://www.summeracademy.at/en/kurse/printed-worlds/

More about the artist: http://www.ekaterina-shapiro-obermair.org/