GERMANY


 Alte Feuerwache / Halle


1.06.2021  18:30 h (GMT 16:30)  VERNISSAGE


OPENING HOURS 2nd, 3rd, 5th and 6th June, 16 - 20 h, 4th June 15-17h

5. June, 16 h, guided tour and artist talk


8 MAY 1945. OUR HISTORY MATTERS

An experimental film collage and installation by Marie Köhler and Poutiaire Lionel Somé

When visiting the exhibition area, please note that only 9 people can be there at the same time in order to maintain sufficient distance. Please make sure to wear a mouth-nose protection (medical mask / FFP2).


More than one million African soldiers served in colonial armies during World War II. Their experience and shared history with the European nations that recruited them is a history between memory and forgetfulness. This installation invites audiences to explore this shared experience from various perspectives and ultimately gain their own impression.

The project was funded by the city of Cologne with the help of the local office of international affairs; Hélène Batemona-Abeke, PAMOJA AFRIKA e.V.; Birgit Morgenrath & Karl Rössel, Recherche International e.V.; Gerhardt Haag, africologneFESTIVAL; Christa Morgenrath, Allerweltshaus e.V.,  stimmen afrikas; Serge Palasie, Eine Welt Netz NRW; institut equalita e.V. The media art exhibition is developed in cooperation with the  africologneFESTIVAL.