Today, a presentation of the project SK/AT will be held.
Wasserturm (Water Tower)
Hainburg an der Donau
(part of the Lange Nacht der Türme)
‘In connection to the gradually growing migration of citizens of Bratislava and its surroundings to the bordering neighborhoods in Austria, the city quarter Rusovce came with the initiative for a regular bus line Rusovce – Kittsee. The negotiations started in August last year. Until now no real progress… ‘
(article in Slovak)
I grew up behind the Iron Curtain, like many people in Eastern and Central Europe. All my life I wanted to go behind the Wall, to go on the other side. But in fact I never saw the Wall. It was difficult to get close, they wouldn’t let us. To try to get close meant that you are trying to escape. But in spite of that the Wall was present all the time in my mind. I wanted to get out of the cage, to see what was on the other side. I knew that what they were telling us was not true, that they were trying to manipulate us. I wanted to learn for myself what the truth is.
Exiles, 1968, Wall… Josef Koudelka’s work makes borders visible, while his personal story of a nomad, based upon his work and views. He has been crossing many borders, challenging the ‘Old World’ by that. Which role does his testimony of isolation and communication play in these days?
Read the whole interview here: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/sylvia-sukop/confronting-borders-old-and-new_b_6891466.html
short clip showing the activities that led to the exhibitions SK/AT in Vienna and Bratislava in autumn 2014.
thanks to Jakub Šípoš for the video!
High voltage in the fence on the borders during Communism might be classified in Czech Republic as crime against humanity. Slovak side says it was a part of the legislative of those times.
(article in Slovak)
The latest episode the Austrian TV-crimi series Tatort is dealing with murder of an Austrian citizen on Czechoslovak border in the 1960s, based on a true story – and tracing out unexpected connections…
(video and description in German)
Galeria Dunaj and artists invite you to the second exhibition of the project SK/AT in Bratislava! The opening will take place in Galeria Dunaj, Nedbalova 6, 811 06 Bratislava