‘Lighting Matches during Blackout: Student Activism in Munich 1942/1943’
We’re delighted to be hosting an installation by Anke Loewensprung as part of our symposium this month: ‘Lighting Matches during Blackout: Student Activism in Munich 1942/1943 | A Visual Narrative in Slow Motion’. Anke Loewensprung is a writer and multi-disciplinary artist. Through installations, performances and dialogue, she is exploring creative experiences of transformation and reconciliation. Working in Munich and Oxford she has been engaged with the story of the ‘White Rose’ student resistance since 2012.
Anke writes about the installation:
In the on-screen installation, Lighting Matches during Blackout, I am taking a fresh look at the story of ‘The White Rose’ student resistance in wartime Munich. By linking historical photographs with my own images, and complementing them with short texts, viewers may enter both actual and in-between spaces, and factual and inner time.In following the students to Munich, to Warsaw, to a small town in Russia and back again, the three most intensive periods of their short lives come into focus. Sharp, black and white contrasts and dreamlike passages take us through their last year, starting in Summer 1942. Space opens up on a visual, poetic, and imaginative level for new insights and perspectives.The piece runs on a loop and lasts about 15 minutes. An accompanying booklet is available at the symposium and on my website.
Although we have now filled the spaces for our symposium, it is still possible to sign up for our Meet the Author event with Kip Wilson on 18 March. This event is free but registration is required. Please register here.