Abwers/Rewers

Abwers/Rewers is a site-specific installation and multimedia project on the former Nazi camp of Płaszów in the city of Kraków, Poland.  Created by the Kraków-based activist collective Oznacz Płaszów, in collaboration with the Muzeum Historyczne Miasta Krakowa / Schindler’s Factory, The Historical Museum of the City of Kraków, the work combines my own photographs of the Płaszów site made between 2010-2015 with wartime historical photographs of the camp. 

The work was opened publicly in April 2016 on Plac Bohaterów Getta in Kraków, the center of the Nazi ghetto for Jews, a short distance from the Płaszów camp itself.  It features double-sided images, in which the contemporary and historical pictures are joined back to back, representing two aspects of a single place in time––aspects that fused together but ultimately incompatible.  As such, the project interrogates the contemporary city about the place/placelessness of the former camp in memory and understanding. 

The multimedia form of the work is available here:  http://www.oznaczplaszow.com/awers-rewers/

The photographs of mine used in this work are drawn from two projects also available on my website, Time in Płaszów (2013) and Site or Non-Site.