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/