Karina Nimmerfall: Indirect Interviews with Women

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Ed. by Reinhard Braun.
Acompanying the eponymous exhibition, Camera Austria, Graz, 19.4. – 1.7.2018.
With a contribution by Ben Highmore (ger./eng.).
Edition Camera Austria, Graz 2018.
160 pages, 20.4 × 25.5 cm, 120 color illustrations.
ISBN 978-3-902-911-43-8

 

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For her project “Indirect Interviews with Women,” Karina Nimmerfall researched material from the Mass Observation Archive at the University of Sussex and selected interviews conducted in 1941—during the period of the London bombings—with women about their respective living situation, their wishes and hopes for the time after the war. She juxtaposes these—edited—interviews with present-day photographs captured in the same neighborhoods where the interviews had been held. Employing different indices—language and image—past visions of a future are contrasted with this very future, which can now hardly be associated with the words. Inasmuch as the project is based on extensive research, it essentially involves a precisely calculated gap. The assemblages in “Indirect Interviews with Women” are not occupied with explaining; they span time and space as contradictions, as a collision, as a conflict that cannot be resolved. Citing Bertolt Brecht, one could say that the effect of Nimmerfall’s work, like that of any assemblage, rests in submerging the message that it supposedly conveys in crisis. But which (or whose) crisis does this imply?

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