On Alex Gerbaulet

Posted by | Paris Jomadiao | Posted on | November 2, 2017

Alexandra Gerbaulet, still from SCHICHT (Shift), 2015. Image courtesy of the artist.

This week we are excited to welcome German artist and filmmaker Alex Gerbaulet to Conversations at the Edge for a screening of her experimental documentaries.

Bridging the gap between analysis and poetry, Gerbaulet’s films confront problematic histories and the complex narratives hidden within personally and collectively repressed memory.

Included in this screening is Gerbaulet’s 2015 film, Schicht (Shift). Part autobiographical and part critical observation, the film juxtaposes the artist’s personal archive of family photographs and her mother’s diary excerpts with found footage and historical images. What results is a metaphorical parallel that Gerbaulet draws between her own familial history with that of her birthplace and hometown, Salzgitter, Germany.

Visit the film’s website here for additional texts and reviews.

Alex Gerbaulet, still from SCHICHT (Shift), 2015. Image courtesy of the artist.

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