Ghostbusters II: Haunted by Heroes
Opening 10.08.2013 19:00
With kara lynch, Délio Jasse
Curation Nadine Siegert, Storm Janse Von Rensburg
Artistic Direction Bonaventure Soh Bejeng Ndikung
In GhostBusters II: Haunted by Heroes the phantom as metaphor of an unknown haunting entity, which leaves traces in our collective memory, is the crux of the exhibition. The focus hereby is not the personal memories but rather an investigation of (absent) memories in the collective archive.
Both artists work with historic and contemporary images of known and unknown personalities who once had positions of power and where regarded as heroes and heroines, as well as sites where power was/is executed.
Délio Jasse talks about the unsung heroes with the aid of found images, showing various sides of memory of colonial societies, thereby exposing the archive of the unknown. kara lynch is a cartographer, who constructs a map of an individual creative history as it emerges in connection to a collective afro-American history as zones of cultural haunting. She is particularly interested in places where collective memories are made invisible through systematic processes of cultural erasure.